Corpus of the eighteen, 15th century misericords at the St Michael's, Bishop's Stortford.

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Corpus of the misericords at Bishop Stortford

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N01

Demi-figure of angel, full face, holding plain shield.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N02

Woman’s head and shoulders, full face with hood. A little arm and hand project either side of the hood.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N03

Man’s head and shoulders, full face. Clean-shaven and wearing hat with roll brim and crown of soft material falling to the left.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N04

Man’s head and shoulders, three-quarter face. He has flowing hair and beard. And wears a turban with drapery.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N05

Man’s head and shoulders, with beard and moustache, full face with hood .

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N06

Woman’s head and shoulders, full face with long veil crimped in front.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N07

Dragon with bat’s wings and webbed feet, with head turned back.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N08

Woman’s head and shoulders, full face, with long veil crimped in front.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

N09

Lion’s head, full face, with human ears; fringe of hair and mane.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S01

Demi-figure of a winged angel, full face, in clouds, holding a scroll.

Supporters  angel head in clouds.

S02

A bird perched on a branch, with outspread wings and a long un-inscribed scroll around its body. Possibly the eagle of St.

John.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S03

A large fish set on waves, having a blunt head with teeth, scales, pectoral fin, and a formidable ridge of saw-teeth along its back. This represents a rare subject, the Serra or sawfish, said to have wings, with which it competed with ships until exhausted.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S04

Swan on water, with raised wings.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S05

Man’s head and shoulders, full face, slight beard, wearing a turban-like twist in head with flowing drapery.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S06

Man’s head and shoulders, full face, no bears, but with moustache and curly hair.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S07

Man’s head and shoulders, full face with beard, wearing a low cylindrical crown-shaped hat.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S08

Man’s head and shoulders, full face, with curly beard.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

S09

Owl, full face, with outspread wings.

Supporters  conventional leaf.

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