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Corpus of the misericords at St Catharina’s Hoogstraten

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A drunken man on a pig in front of barrels.

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Marital combat. A woman throws a stool at the head of a kneeling fool. [modern].

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Flemish proverb” To cast roses before swine”.

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A drunkard in front of his barrel.

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Flemish proverb ”A good wife needs to be beaten” A woman is about to be beaten by her husband.

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Satire of a Tournament; Two gentlemen riding hobby horses joust.

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A man and a nun talk.

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Satire of fools and bagpiper.

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Flemish proverb “Much wool, little noise”.

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Flemish proverb “Much noise, little wool”.

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Flemish proverb a knight sleeps a thief steals his coat”

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Parody of Christ.

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A peasant with his two dogs.

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Two men carry a young man suspended on a pole.

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Flemish proverb A seated man pulls the hair of a young boy; a fool leaning out of his balcony surveys the scene.”

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Flemish proverb. Struggle for life [jealousy of professions] The battle of the bakers. A baker in an oven fights another with

bread paddles as weapons.

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The battle for the trousers, a man pulls one side, a woman the other.

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An agitated monk with a sheet on the terrace of his monastery.

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A wife at the window refuses entry to the house by her husband, who has returned at daybreak.

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A crippled monk, begging bag full, begs for alms from a woman.

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A man drawn into a barrel, is  reprimanded by his wife.

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Flemish proverb Group of three men bully a companion at his induction to his profession.

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Flemish proverb” New lord, new law”, two men are on the pathway of a fortified building; one shows a book, the other raises his arms in surprise

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Flemish proverb The torture of the basket.

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The game of pannoy.

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Samson destroying the temple.

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A monk pulls a woman {nun} in a sledge towards his monastery.

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A monkey is sitting on a barrel, accompanied by two drinkers. Satire of drunkards.

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Two men in an undecipherable scene.

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Flemish proverb A fool plays the principal role. He watches from his balcony with derision a man who holds his nose.

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Two women fight over a pair of trousers which the man joyously holds aloft.

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Flemish proverb Two men bang their heads against a wall.

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Flemish proverb A vain lord in a house hides his eyes with one hand rejecting a vendor, also shading his eyes who is carrying a basket of spectacles “Flemish proverb ”He who sees clearly does not need spectacles”.

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Soldiers on horseback? The famous cavalry of Hoogstraten?

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Satire of Step-mothers/ Mothers-in-law A fool looks out of his window; he has expelled his wife. She is armed with a distaff and is escorted by her mother.

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On the right, Virgil in his basket is suspended from a skylight; two women are emerging from a building on the left, one showing the other the scene.

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Parody of Aristotle.

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Flemish proverb, a monk is on his knees, holding a church column. He has a large rosary suspended from his belt; another monk, only the head is visible looks out, mocking him.

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A man suspected of heresy is arrested by two soldiers.

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Flemish proverb: To out gape the oven.

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Flemish proverb: An old woman tends her cooking pot on the fire, a monkey, seated at her hearth, right, mocks her.

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Samson carries off the gates of Gaza.

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Two people are moving. One carries a globe in her apron, the other follows carrying a large stick.

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Biblical story. Delilah cuts Samson’s hair as he sleeps.

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Two men carry the grapes of the promised land.

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Flemish proverb a woman sitting; before her a man holding a chicken.

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Flemish proverb A  drunkard sitting on a barrel in front of her house fondles two pigs in their sty.

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Central to this scene a large globe, on one side a monk and on the other a philosopher.

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A monk is half-locked up in a globe and is knocked over by an armed man.

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A man wheels his wife in a wheelbarrow.

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Parody of Hercules and Omphale. An old seated woman, hits out at a man with her distaff.

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a man defleas a dog.

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A man wheeling a barrow.

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A hunter sits at the hearth, he catches a hare as it comes by.

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Two men carry the grapes of the promised land.

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Samson carries off the gates of Gaza.

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Woman on crutches with a cooking pot.

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Acrobat bends backwards.

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Lion and griffin fight

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Two women fight.

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Defaced.

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