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misericords

(mĭz'ərəkôrdz`), carvings in Gothic churches that adorn choir stalls provided for the use of the clergy during services. The stalls were carved with biblical scenes that demonstrated the artist's skill and wit. Superb examples of misericords are at Ely, Wells, and Lincoln cathedrals in England.
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The misericords - sometimes named mercy seats - are the small wooden shelves found on the underside of a folding seat in a church.
Corpus of Medieval Misericords Iberia: Portugal-Spain XIII-XVI (Corpus of medieval misericords in Iberia: 13th-16th Century) (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2005) 276 pp.
Detailed treatments of the screenwork installed in the late fifteenth century by Prior Gondibour (Charles Tracy), the misericords (Christa Grossinger) and the late medieval figurative painting (David Park and Sharon Cather) offer a trilogy of comparative studies that extend the knowledge of this reader far beyond Carlisle.
35) Other surviving examples include two early-sixteenth-century painted figures of Death and a young gallant in the parish church at Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire; three misericords in St.
This memorial volume contains essays by friends and colleagues on the depiction of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon literature and art, the Bayeux Tapestry, Beowulf, Romanesque sculpture of the Welsh marches, twelfth-century costume, stained glass in Easby parish church, twelfth-century writing about art, the unicorn on English misericords, an Islamic motif in the frescos by Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni in the Oratorio di San Giovanni in Urbino, the choir of the church of St Laurence in Nuremberg, some doubtful practices of Matthew Parker as a collector of manuscripts, a study of medieval art and modern nationalism by Jonathan Alexander, and Richard Palmer's tribute to Dodwell as Librarian of Lambeth Palace from 1953 to 1958.
Discuss one of the following: Edward I's Welsh castles, the misericords of Wells Cathedral, opus anglicanum, wall painting.
For example, Wendy Armstead highlights the ironies which become apparent when images of women with books in misericords are viewed in the context of surrounding images, and thereby reveals their' carnivalesque' character.
This third volume surveys misericords in choir stalls, in two small northern countries, where they are very different than those in Iberia and France, where the first two volumes grazed.
Later generations added the wonderful carved screen, the 14th century misericords and the Duncan Grant frescoes.
The women squall and scratch helplessly, and lesser (and later) playwrights seized the opportunity to turn what at York, and even more so in the Towneley collection, is calculatedly horrifying into farce so that the effect is more like the domestic squabble shown on misericords, one of which, in St.
HIGHLIGHTS include the Brides Window and remarkable Reredos carved in stone, and misericords in the choir stalls.