Corpus of misericords at Westminster Abbey

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Corpus of the misericords at Westminster Abbey

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NR01

Group of men in vineyard, one seated on barrel and one pushing him off with foot.

Supporter - Bunch of grapes.

NBH1-01

Devil carrying away monk.

Left Supporter - Woman holding up hands in horror.

Right Supporter - Devil playing drum.

NBH1-02

Man and woman in early sixteenth century dress, seated, mans arm round woman’s waist, left hand in bag.

Left Supporter - Wingless dragon.

Right Supporter - Sow playing pipe. “Dürer”

NBH2-01

Seated man playing fiddle, and a woman with an unidentifiable object, possibly a musical instrument, in mouth. Her left hand and the main

part of the object are missing.. Both figures are nude.

Supporters - Water-flower.

NBH2-02

Large winged dragon.

Left Supporter - Winged dragon.

Right Supporter - Reptile looking at serpent.

NBH2-03

Two monsters, right like a dog, left with scales and long tail, both chained to stump on which sits a falcon.

Left Supporter - Goose riding fox. [damaged]

Right Supporter - Fox riding goose. [damaged]

NBH2-04

Forest scene: three monkeys middle one seated in a cooking pot, right one assisting, left one seated with rose in hand [all heads broken off]

Left Supporter - Man riding a goat, both heads broken off.

Right Supporter - Man riding a unicorn.

NBH2-05

Forest scene: man, possibly Balaam, and ass [broken off].

Left Supporter - Windmill with beast on steps.

Right Supporter - Winnowing-fan.

NBH3-03

The Judgement of Solomon. King seated under canopied throne, two mothers at sides, dead child in front, three councillors beside throne,

and on left a soldier about to cut the child in half.

Left Supporter - A small house, two women holding live baby, dead baby in front.

Right Supporter - Small house, woman exchanging dead baby for live one.

NBH3-04

Monster with beard, club in left hand, attacking dragon, apparently with several heads that are now broken off.

Supporters - Foliage and flower.

NBH3-05

Mermaid with comb in right hand and mirror in left, background of rocks and coral.

Supporters - Conventional flower and foliage.

NBH3-06

Foliage

NBH3-07

Foliage

NBH4

Modern

NBL1-01

Two wild men fighting with clubs, one with a heavy hat or cap.

Supporters - Boss of acanthus leaves.

NBL1-02

Elaborate figure group;

[a] on left David standing beside headless body of Goliath,

[b] group of uncertain significance, possibly the return of David with the spoils of Goliath .

Left Supporter - David fighting Goliath; man and woman in castle at back.

Right Supporter - Goliath reaching over walls of Castle.

NBL1-03

Grotesque face and foliage.

Supporters - Conventional foliage boss.

NBL1-04

Royal arms with crown, and dragon on left.

Left Supporter - Rose.

Right Supporter - Pomegranate.

NBL1-05

Foliage springing from moulding.

Supporters - Conventional foliage boss.

NBL1-06

Foliage springing from moulding.

Supporters - Conventional foliage boss.

NBL1-07

Foliage springing from moulding.

Supporters - Conventional foliage boss.

NBL2

Modern

NBL3

Modern

SHR01

Wild man with woman and four children, all nude; vines in background.

Supporters - Conventional flower.

SH1-01

Devil seizing tonsured clerk; bag of money on right.

Left Supporter - Monkey playing drum.

Right Supporter - Two cocks fighting.

SH1-02

Man and woman seated facing each other; he holds top of her bodice and hem of her skirt; she holds his wrists.

Supporters - Conventional flower. “Dürer”

SH2-01

Samson fighting lion, forcing jaws open.

Left Supporter - Lion killing lion.

Right Supporter - Lion licking itself. “Dürer”

SH2-02

Large winged dragon.

Left Supporter - Wingless dragon.

Right Supporter - Beast looking at serpent.

SH2-03

Foliage springing from moulding.

Supporters - Conventional flower.

SH2-04

Man with club fighting two dragons [one with wings and head lost].

Left Supporter - Man with three cranes.

Right Supporter - Samson astride lion, forcing its jaws open.

SH2-05

Naked and bearded wild man fighting with bear.

Supporters - Conventional flower.

SH3-01

Conventional foliage. 13th Century

SH3-02

Lion couchant.

Supporters - Arum

SH3-03

Three children, one in middle stripped and kneeling, one on left holding him down, one on right with birch.

Supporters - Conventional foliage.

SH3-04

Two winged dragons fighting

Supporters - Conventional flower.

SH3-05

Grotesque face and foliage.

Supporters - Conventional fruit and foliage boss.

SH4

All modern.

SB1-01

Woman with distaff beating prone man.

Left Supporter - Jester with eared cap.

Right Supporter - Man making a gesture with fingers. “van Meckenen”

SB1-02

Man with ball of yarn and winding frame, being beaten by woman with birch.

Supporters - Conventional flower. “van Meckenen”

SB1-03

Seated man and woman in rustic surrounding amid foliage, apparently in conservation.

Left Supporter - Naked child.

Right Supporter - Boy with beard. “Dürer”

SB1-04

Two wild men, one with shield and one with arrow.

Supporters - Conventional flower.

SB1-05

Two boys cock-fighting.

Left Supporter - Boy with ‘whirligig’ and shield.

Right Supporter - Boy on hobby horse

SB1-06

Two monsters, one with wings.

Supporters - Nuts and foliage.

SB1-07

Monkey feeding female with young.

Supporters - Chained bear playing bagpipes.

Right Supporter - Monkey drinking from flask. “van Meckenen”



SB2

Modern.

SB3

Modern.

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