Corpus of misericords at Christchurch Priory

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Corpus of the misericords at Christchurch Priory


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NB01

The emblem of St Mark- a winged lion holding a scroll in its Paws. Date: c. 1350.

NB02

The emblem of St Matthew a seated angel wearing a crown, holding a scroll in its hands. Date: c. 1350.

Supporters - Two-legged animal with human head.

NB03

A large smooth-faced winged cherub, having the wings fastened together by two rings passed through them and  connected by a link.

Left Supporter - A bird’s head

Right Supporter - Missing  [originally a bird’s nest]

NB04

A rabbit warren, one rabbit running with a second Emerging from one of the holes.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NB05

Bat with extended wings

Supporters - Fruit.

NB06

Ape collared and chained to a tree stump.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NB07

Contortionist in cap with long, pointed ears. On his left a broken object possibly a snail.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NB08

Two central dragons and foliage side-by-side Date c. 1250

NB09

Jester, in hood and laced-up jerkin with split shoulders, Holding in his left hand a platter with a piece of bread on it which a Goose,

Swimming in water is about to seize.  On the right some broken object.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NB10

A ‘Christchurch Salmon’ lying on some rocks.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NB11

Greyhound, every rib showing, is gnawing a bone.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH01

Jester /cowled monk wearing ecclesiastical robes, his hands at his neckband.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage

NH02

Cowled fox or wolf with head lying on cushion

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH03

Bat-faced demon with long claws, nails, and talons with his wings outspread.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH04

Crowned king, carrying a sceptre in his right hand and with long flowing robes, lying on his side supporting the bracket.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH05

Small demi-demon with open mouth, long, pointed ears fat feet and extended claws, with his head on cushion.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH06

Man lying on his side, hood over his head, with jerkin and bell, legs crossed, right arm  stretched out with palm open,  left hand on hip.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH07

Crouching beast, perhaps boar.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH08

Long-haired gymnast seated, legs extended sideways, holding his feet.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH09

Gymnast in long drapery with jerkin showing below, tongue out, holding liripipe of hood with right hand and foot with left.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH10

Upper half of woman with voluminous robes, Coif and veil extending behind, crouching, fists clenched against bosom.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH11

Jester sitting sideways, left leg extended in front with arm beneath holding thigh, his left foot seized by hound with only its head and

shoulders showing.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH12

Bat with open mouth and extended wings, having foliage on either side.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH13

Jester, in long cloak, with large face and ass’s ears, holding in right hand bauble containing Death’s Head with pointed ears and belled hood, in left hand, short, thick  staff.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH14

Man on knees and elbows supporting the bracket with his back and holding a begging bowl, doublet turned up and showing trunk hose

pierced and fastened with a point, legs crossed tight wrist bands.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH15

A demi-figure with a large foliated mask forming a beard; the arms extend outwards and the hands grasp the foliage of the supporters.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH16

A kneeling man wearing a long loose garment, beneath which show the soles of his feet, with his back supporting the bracket. In his right

hand he holds a large square-headed hammer and in his left a chisel.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH17

Head and shoulders of a laughing oldish man with Curly hair, wearing a slashed doublet with puffed sleeves and holding a ribbon

decorated with a pattern which passes behind His back.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

NH18

A grotesque face with ass’s ears and gaping mouth [lower jaw broken] wearing a draped cloak with slashed sleeves from which

protrude long fingers.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB01

Three boldly undercut foliage crockets. Date: c.1250.

SB02

Upper half of man wearing cap and jerkin with sleeves, right arm extended as if throwing.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB03

Eagle with outspread wings holding a rosary in its beak.

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB04

Embroidered chaplet [broken]

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB05

Shield charged with a rose [the County of Southampton]; mantling with an I- border behind.

SB06

Man in peasant’s dress lying face downwards with Axe in left hand [head missing]

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB07

Vase, full of berries or cones from which hangs drapery.          

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB08

Upper half of fat child holding a scroll which passes behind his back and has an I pattern.       

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB09

half of woman in a coif, wings springing from her shoulders.                       

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

SB10

Long-haired man, in pointed cap and flowing robes lying on his chest and supporting the bracket with his left hand  and right foot

Supporters - Diaper work surrounded by conventional foliage.

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