A misericord in Carlisle Cathedral depicting a hyena standing on top of a slain human figure, supported by a flower on either side

Date:
1930-1958
Location:
Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, Cumbria
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Cathedral Church Of The Holy And Undivided Trinity, Carlisle, Cumbria
Reference:
AA58/03690
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, in the eighteenth stall from the west on the south side, depicts a hyena standing on top of, and either killing or eating, a human figure lying on the ground. The misericord is supported on either side by angular flowers.

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