A misericord in Worcester Cathedral depicting the Temptation of Eden, with an animal-headed serpent wound round a tree, on either side of which Adam and Eve stand holding fruit, supported on either side by pairs of eagles positioned back to back

Date:
1930-1949
Location:
Worcester Cathedral, College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Christ and St Mary's Cathedral, College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire
Reference:
AA49/09874
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The misericords in Worcester's cathedral date from 1379, with several modern additions. The misericords represent biblical scenes, nine Labours of the Months, and scenes of everyday life. This misericord depicts the Temptation of Eden. A serpent with the body of a dragon and the head of a beast is wrapped around the trunk of a tree, on either side of which stand Adam and Eve, who are holding and eating fruit. The misericord is supported on either side by a pair of eagles, positioned back to back.

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, Early Medieval Cathedral, Medieval Cathedral, Post Medieval Cathedral, Religion