A misericord in Carlisle Cathedral depicting a dragon swallowing a human figure head first, supported on either side by a dog looking back over its shoulder

Date:
1930-1958
Location:
Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, Cumbria
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Cathedral Church Of The Holy And Undivided Trinity, Carlisle, Cumbria
Reference:
AA58/03688
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

Carlisle Cathedral has forty six choir stalls, each with a misericord. The stalls and misericords are believed to have been erected between 1400 and 1419. This misericord, first stall from the west on the north side, depicts the head and forelegs of a dragon-like beast swallowing a human figure, wearing a skirt or kilt, head first. This is supported on either side by a dog wearing a decorated collar, turning away and looking back over its shoulder. It is suggested that this carving represents Judas in the jaws of Satan.

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