and in the other a golden cup, and in a dancing poflure in I
M. L. fignifies Melchior Lorichius.
M. Merian, fignifies Matthew Merian;
'OA /f Hieronymus MOCETUS ; he publifhed
the reh rre&ion of our Saviour, and fe-
veral battles, and ufed this mark.
Pellegrino da MODENA, fcholar of Raphael, lived at Rome
and Modena, excelled in biftory-painting.
MODESTY, is reprefented, in painting,. &c. by a young girl,,
holding a fcepter in her right hand, having an eye on the topy
cloathed all in white,, girded with a golden girdle, with her head
inclined to the left, and in a plain bead-drefs.—Her plain head-
drefs intimates, that fhe b content with a little, obferving a due
decorum ; the girdle denotes the fubduing of the unruly paffions ;
her down and fedate look mew her modeit.ythe fcepter and eye
fignify that fhe has an eve to danger, and regards the fubduing
of her paffions, to make them fubmit to reafon.
Pier Francefco MOLA, born 1609, a fcholar of Albani, lived
in Rome, excelled in hiftory; died in the year 1665, aged fifty-
Sir Anthony MORE of Utrecht, born in the year 1519, fcho-
lar of Schoorel; lived in Italy, Spain, Flanders, and England;
excelled in hiflory and portraits; died in the year 1575, aged fif-
MORISCO, 7 is a kind of painting, carving, &c. done after
MORISK, 5 the manner of the Moors ; confifting of fe-
teral grotefquepieces and compartments, promifcuoufly blended,,
not containing any perfect figure of a man, or other animal; but
a wild refemblance of birds, beafts, tj*ees, &c.
MOSAIC* ? is an afFemb'age of little nieces of elafs,
MOSAIC work, 5 marble, precious Hones, &c. of various
colours, cut fquare and cemented on a ground of flue, 5cc. imi-
tating the natural colour and degradation of painting.
In performing this work, they provide little pieces of glafs, of
as many different colours as they poffibh/ can.
For this purpofe a glnfs-maker's furnace being prepared, and
fhe pots or crucibles, full of the matter of which glafs is made ;
they put into each crucible what cok>ur or dye they think fit, al-
ways beginning with the weakefr, and augmenting the ffrength
i>f the colour from crucible to crucible, until they come to the
.When the glafs has been thoroughly concocled, and the co-
lours are in their perfection, they take out the glafs hot as it is,
and pour it on a fmooth marble, flatting it down with another