Corpus of misericords at Chester Cathedral

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Corpus of the misericords at Chester Cathedral


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Pelican in her piety.  

Supporters lion mask.

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Knight in full armour, mounted; lance over left shoulder, shield charged with St. Andrew’s Cross over right. The armour is of the time of Richard II.

Supporters wyvern.

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Four-winged seraph holding emblems of the passion.  

Supporters  oak-leaves.

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Griffin.  

Supporters  thorn-leaf.

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George and dragon. Scroll “ League of Nations to the Rescue” [modern]{1919}  

Supporters  roses.

N-06

Scene from the Legend of St. Werburgh- the restored goose.  

Left Supporter the culprit detected.  

Right Supporter the culprit confessing.

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Fox and grapes. [modern.]  

Supporters vine-leaves

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Fox and crow. [modern.]  

Supporters Dragon

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Resurrection. [modern.]{1896}  

Left Supporter Mary Magdalene with pot of spices.  

Right Supporter Christ appearing as the gardener.

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Fox and stork. [modern.]  

Supporters bird in vine.

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Mask.  

Supporters  mask.

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Griffin and hog fighting.  

Left Supporter goat.  

Right Supporter goat scratching its neck with hind leg.

N-13

Husband on his knees at the foot of his wife who holds the tippet of his hood with one hand and belabours him with some implement (probably a flax mallet) held in the other.

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Fox on his back with tongue out shamming dead to catch birds, birds pecking at tongue. Oak and black elder trees, rabbits at the entrance of their burrows at the roots.

Left Supporter fox carrying off duck.

Right Supporter lion startled by the sound of birds.

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Two herons.Supporters man’s head with heron’s body, and a dragon.

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Flight of Alexander. Seated king.  

Supporters griffin with one foreleg on the seat.

N-17

Angel seated playing a cittern.  

Supporters angel in clouds.

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Monster with head and forelegs of lion and two dragons’ bodies.  

Supporters head.

N-19

Tristram and Iseult. King Mark looks down at them through foliage.  

Left Supporter squire with sword under his arm.

Right Supporter waiting-maid with pet dog in one hand.

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Wodehouse seated on prostrate man.  

Supporters wodehouse.

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Knight in armour on a galloping horse leaning backwards dropping behind him a round object; with his left hand he holds a cub.

Left Supporter tigress seizing mirror.

Right Supporter tigress crouching.

N-22

Monster with lion’s head and bat’s wings.  

Supporters double fleur-de-lis.

N-23

Wodehouse with club riding lion with chain round its neck.  

Supporters animals.

N-24

Stag-hunt. Knight with servant leading hound.  

Left Supporter hound chasing a stag.  

Right Supporter squire bringing up horse at gallop.

N-25

King’s head crowned.  

Supporters medallion head with collar.

N-26

Lion mask.  

Supporters lion mask.

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Mask with mouth-foliage.  

Supporters  smaller mask.

S-02

Richard Coeur-de-Lion, as in popular legend pulling the heart out of a lion, the keeper with sword under arm looking on.

Supporters bird resembling gull, perhaps to show that the event occurred overseas.

S-03

Lion and dragon fighting.

Supporters wodehouse on animal.

S-04

Fox in monk’s clothing making an offering to a nun. Two nuns watching among the trees.

Supporters  foliate flower.

S-05

Winged figure rising from shell and fighting with dragon.

Left Supporter two figures, half-human, half-animal, fighting.

Right Supporter deacon with stole over left shoulder, holding a cock.

S-06

Man’s head on two animal bodies.

Supporters bearded head

S-07

Lion’s head crowned on two bodies.

Supporters monster.

S-08

Man and woman seated; foliage around.

Supporters face in foliate square

S-09

Virgin and child with angel on each side.

Supporters pelican in her piety.

S-10

Wodehouse on a lion with chain around its neck.

Supporters lion.

S-11

Seated man with round cap.

Supporters rose.

S-12

Sow and young pigs in a wood; man looking at them through branches.

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Man leading a lion and holding a club.

Supporters lion.

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Wrestlers. Marshals on each side with batons. Spectators looking through trees.

Supporters  demi-angel.

S-15

The capture of the unicorn.

Supporters wyvern.

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Head on two bodies.

Supporters foliage.

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Knight fully armed, on his back; griffin standing over him.

Supporters dog.

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Foliage with roses.

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Falcon with duck in its claws.

Supporters falcon.

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Sir Yvain.

Supporters head.

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Grotesque animals.

Supporters winged lion

SR-22

Coronation of the Virgin. Supporters angel playing cittern.

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