MS H.8, fols. 11v–12r

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Mark's Lesson: Mark Contemplating

Hours of Henry VIII
Illuminated by Jean Poyer

France, Tours
ca. 1500
256 x 180 mm

Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977

MS H.8, fols. 11v–12r

Mark's Lesson: Mark Contemplating
Border: Christ Preaching to a Crowd (fol. 12)

Portrayed in an interior setting similar to Matthew's, Mark sits with his symbol, the lion, as he writes his Lesson.

Mark's Lesson opens with these words In illo tempore. Recumbe[n]tibus undecim discipulisapparuit illis Ih[es]us (In that time, Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples). Surrounding the text, Poyer illustrated Christ, depicted with a stern gesture leveled at the group as he reproaches the apostles for their lack of faith and hardness of heart.