A misericord in Norwich Cathedral depicting a hooded man holding a defaced dog, who is being birched by a chained bear on the right, and watched by a grinning dog on the left, supported on either side by chained apes, since damaged

Date:
1949
Location:
Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk
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The Holy and Undivided Trinity Cathedral Church, Norwich, Norfolk
Reference:
AA49/08655
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The cathedral in Norwich has 61 misericords dating from 1420, 1480, and the early 16th century, and some modern. This misericord is located in the eighteenth choir stall from the west, on the south side. It is suggested that the position in which the man holds the dog - grasping the rear legs, with the dog's body passing under the man's right arm, and the dog's docked tail turned upwards - creates the impression of playing bagpipes.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Misericord, Medieval Cathedral, Post Medieval Cathedral, Religion