Objects & Places from Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Camera Obscura

This is the wooden box that Vermeer uses to see more of what there is when he paints.


This is the city in the Netherlands where the story is set.

New Church

This is the place where Griet was baptized as an infant.

Market Hall

This is where the local market is held every morning.

Papists' Corner

This place is considered the Catholic and, therefore, wealthier part of town.

Oude Langendijck

This is the part of town where Griet and her family live.

The Pearl Earring

This is considered to be the symbol of ownership in the novel.

The Yellow Mantle

This is the piece of fur that van Ruijven's wife was wearing in the portrait Vermeer painted of her.

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