Copus of misericords at Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, and of St Peter and St Paul and of St Swithun

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Corpus of the misericords at Winchester Cathedral

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N-01

Head of ecclesiastic in mitre.

Supporters  leaves and acorns.

N-02

Posture-maker in crouching attitude, his hands [large and out of proportion] on his knees.

Supporters  oak-leaves and acorns.

N-03

Head of woman in wimple and gorget, mouth very large, on body of a biped monster.

Supporters  bird in foliage.

N-04

Foliage.

Supporters  scroll foliage.

N-05

Posture-maker grimacing.

Supporters  leaf.

N-06

Squatting man playing pipe.

Supporters  leaf.

N-07

Posture maker turning a somersault [head gone].

Left Supporter crowned head of a king.

Right Supporter woman with curly hair.

N-08

Human-headed bird.

Left Supporter mermaid with comb in right hand and mirror in left.

Right Supporter merman with fish in left hand.

N-09

Owl with outspread wings.

Supporters  beech-leaf and nut.

N-10

A mock-bishop in long-eared cap [right broken off] clasping a pastoral staff.

Left Supporter man in hood fighting a wolf or dog which bites his left cheek; he is thrusting his sword into it.

Right Supporter old woman with hair in a net, spinning; behind is a large cat.

N-11

Foliated head with teeth.

Supporters  Foliage.

N-12

Fool, with protruding tongue and breasts, lying on his side attempting to draw his sword.

Left Supporter winged double-bodied monster.

Right Supporter two long-eared winged dragons, with tails interlaced, fighting.

N-13

Grimacing man, with profusion of wavy hair, is extending his mouth with his hands.

Supporters  Foliage.

N-14

Lion with very long hind legs.

Left Supporter a small naked boy in Foliage.

Right Supporter man’s head with very large mouth and teeth on body of biped in Foliage.

N-15

Grotesque clothed in quilted leather, his head lolling on one side, and large tongue protruding from mouth.

Supporters  leaf.

N-16

Large cat’s head.

Supporters  leaf.

N-17

Two men with wrists bound together; one has a large mouth.

Supporters Foliage.

N-18

Posture-maker, his legs crossed over his head.

Supporters  foliate mask.

N-19

Ape bringing a blinking owl forward.

Left Supporter oak-leaves.

Right Supporter oak-leaves and acorns.

N-20

A man and woman who wears a wimple and gorget, back to back with arms linked.

N-21

Woman in wimple and gorget, seated, hands on knees.

Left Supporter female tumbler in foliage, head thrown back, and foot held by hand.

Right Supporter male tumbler in foliage.

N-22

Ram’s head with curly horns.

Left Supporter ape playing harp.

Right Supporter dog curled up.

N-23

Grotesque face.

Supporters foliate mask.

N-24

Ape holding up two-handled, two-legged pitcher or crock filled with eggs.

Supporters  leaf.

N-25

Two dogs on hind legs, muzzled together.

Left Supporter  pig playing a viol, another listening, or singing.

Right Supporter  sow playing double pipe and suckling her litter; a little pig listens in the background.

N-26

Woman’s head in wimple and gorget, the latter drawn over her mouth.

Supporters  leaf.

N-27

Diaper work.

Supporters  leaf.

N-28

Cat with mouse in its mouth.

Supporters  squirrel in beech tree eating nuts.

N-29

Woman’s head in wimple and gorget.

Left Supporter  Woman’s head in wimple and gorget.

Right Supporter bearded head.

N-30

Man’s head in hood of mail.

Supporters winged dragon.

N-31

Crouching, seated man, hands clasped around knees.

Left Supporter  foliate mask, tongue protruding.

Right Supporter foliate mask.

S-01

Woman’s head.

Left Supporter missing.

Right Supporter ivy leaves.

S-02

Man supporting bracket with head and shoulders.

Supporters  Foliage.

S-03

Dog lying down.

Supporters  leaf.

S-04

Ram with curly horns lying down.

Supporters  leaf.

S-05

Man’s head with curly hair.

Left Supporter  Woman’s head with gorget over mouth.

Right Supporter man’s head.

S-06

Grotesque human-headed monster.

Supporters  leaf.

S-07

Man in hood blowing a hunting horn.

Supporters  foliate mask.

S-08

Crouching, seated peasant-woman, supporting bracket with her back.

Left Supporter  Woman’s head in wimple and gorget.

Right Supporter  man’s head in hood.

S-09

A hare or rabbit feeding.

Supporters  Foliage.

S-10

Hooded man, with wrists bound, lying on his side, supporting bracket.

Supporters  leaf.

S-11

Demon with horns and tail.

Left Supporter  Woman’s head in wimple and gorget.

Right Supporter  woman’s head with veil fastened by a chaplet on which are small scalloped ornaments.

S-12

Human-headed winged monster.

Supporters  leaf.

S-13

Lion mask.

Supporters  foliate mask.

S-14

Tusked boar.

Supporters  ivy-leaf and berries.

S-15

Female head with profusion of hair.

Supporters  leaf.

S-16

Crowned female-headed monster with long serpentine tail; a long-eared bird looks over her shoulder.

Supporters  leaf.

S-17

Fox coming out of earth.

Supporters  cock.

S-18

Woman’s head in wimple and gorget.

Supporters  leaf.

S-19

Wolf or dog on paws of prostrate man, who cries out and tries to hold back the animal by its ear.

Left Supporter  oak-leaves.

Right Supporter oak-leaves and acorns.

S-20

Pelican in piety 20th Century.

Supporters  pelican.

S-21

Lion 20th Century.

Supporters  resurrection of lion cubs.

S-22

Bearded man with profuse hair.

Supporters  leaf.

S-23

Crouching seated man with head bent forward and hands held to cheeks.

Supporters  Foliage.

S-24

Demi-figure of a man upside-down.

Supporters human-headed bird or harpy hooded in Foliage.

S-25

Woman seated sideways with a parcel of books or papers bound with a strap in right hand.

Supporters  boy with Foliage.

S-26

Demi-figure of a woman upside-down.Left

Supporter Woman’s head in wimple and gorget drawn over mouth.Right Supporter man’s head.

S-27

Large hooded head of a man.

Supporters  Foliage.

S-28

Ape with arm round neck of ape in female dress.

Left Supporter woman playing double pipe.

Right Supporter woman playing viol.

S-29

human-headed bird or harpy hooded.

Supporters  leaves and acorns.

S-30

Crouching seated man with hands on knees.

Supporters  leaf.

S-31

Cloven-hoofed beast biting near his hind foot.

Supporters  leaf.

NB-01

Hooded figure with gauntlets on hands laughing, with right eye closed in a wink.

Left Supporter  Woman’s head in wimple and gorget.

Right Supporter man’s head in hood, with wagging tongue [the tongue is moveable.]

NB-02

Large head with protruding tongue.

Supporters  leaf.

NB-03

Man’s head.

Supporters  leaf.

SB-01

Man stretching corners of his mouth with hands.

Supporters  leaf.

SB-02

Harpy with large talons.

Supporters beech-leaf and nut.

SB-03

Man in chain armour and hood, carrying short broad sword and round target.

Supporters  human-headed bird.

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Misericord photo page for Winchester Cathedral (Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, and of St Peter and St Paul and of St Swithun)