The Cathedral, Chichester, Sussex, England - Misericord, Dancer and Fiddler
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Description:The word misericord, sometimes also miserere, derives from the Latin for pity or compassion. It is the name for projecting shelf found on the underside of hinged choir stall seats. When these are turned up the shelf provides the occupant with support while standing for long intervals of time. In this secluded position woodcarvers placed some of their finest, and often most uninhibited, works such as this example of a dancer flirting with the fiddler.
Material (Support):wood (plant material)
Author: Rae, Edwin
Type of material:Image
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