Corpus of misericords at Amsterdam Oude Kerk

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Corpus of the misericords at Amsterdam Oude Kerk.

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Draughtsman J. Verhaar at the drawing board. . [1974] J. van Huisstede.

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Two men playing a game of pannoy.

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A head with three faces. [now in Amstelkring Museum]

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A man crouching down in front of an oven with his mouth gaping open. Proverb: To outgape the oven.

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Owl with wings outspread.

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A cat looking up at a bat.

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Foliage.

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Proverb: To bang one’s head against a brick wall.

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Proverb: To fall between two stools.

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A man defecating money. Proverb: Where there’s muck there’s brass.

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Foliage.

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A seated woman reeling up the excrement from the body of a nude crouched man. Proverb: to pull lightly on a weak rope.

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Foliage

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A fox(?) In monk’s habit reading a bible.

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A man examining a urine bottle.

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This misericord honours Miss B. M. Bijtelaar (1899-1978) who for many years was the archivist of the church. She is shown

entering the church from her home, one of the small houses nestling up against the walls of the Old Church. [1974] J. Van

Huisstede.

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Sculptor J van Huisstede making a new misericord. [1974] J. van Huisstede

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A pig spinning a distaff.

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Two men fighting.

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A blacksmith at work. [Mutilated]

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Two faces under one hood.

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Foliage.

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Dog with its head in a pot.

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Foliage.

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Foliage.

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Head surrounded by foliage.

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A man fighting a crane. [Mutilated]

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Assistant Jan Hop trimming a balk with an adze.  [1974] J. van Huisstede.

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An upended purse, coins spilling. [Mutilated]

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A ship of the bargemasters’ Guild. [Mutilated]

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A ship of the bargemasters’ guild.

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Two men with flagons, one drinking.

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An upended purse, spilling coins.

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A man drinking his fill.

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Koos van Huisstede, the son of the sculptor, working on one of the choir stall partitions. . [1974] J. van Huisstede.

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A Bird Siren.  One seat which had been sawn out of its’ seat was found in a carpenter’s shop. In 1889 it was presented to the Amstelkring Museum The church of Our Lord in The Attic) but in 1978 the museum returned it to the church on extended loan. In 2008 it was re-attached between the traditional  S-07 and S-08.

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