A misericord in Manchester Cathedral depicting a nude figure issuing from a shell, driving a spear into the mouth of a dragon, supported on either side by flower buds

Date:
1950
Location:
Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
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Cathedral Church Of St Mary, Fennel Street, Manchester
Reference:
AA50/08653
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The choir stalls in Manchester Cathedral date from around 1505-1510. This misericord, in the seventh stall from the west on the north side of the choir, depicts a nude figure, suggested to be a female child, emerging from a spiral shell. The figure is driving a spear into the mouth of a dragon. The scene is supported on either side by three flower buds in a roundel, at the end of which is another flower bud.

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

Medieval Collegiate Church, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Collegiate Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Cathedral, Religion