A misericord in Worcester Cathedral depicting Abraham, carrying a sword and lamp, and Isaac, carrying bundles of wood on his shoulders, supported on either side by an animal with the head of a man

Date:
1930-1954
Location:
Worcester Cathedral, College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire
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Christ and St Mary's Cathedral, College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire
Reference:
AA54/03179
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The misericords in Worcester 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, the second from the east on the south side, depicts Abraham, carrying a sword and altar lamp, followed by Isaac, carrying bundles of wood on his shoulders. Abraham leads Issac to the place of sacrifice ordered by God. On either side this is supported by an animal, perhaps a lion or pig, with the head of a man and a cap and plume.

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, Religion