The Cathedral, Chichester, Sussex, England - Misericord, Dancer and Fiddler

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Title

The Cathedral, Chichester, Sussex, England - Misericord, Dancer and Fiddler

Location

Chichester, Sussex, England

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.

Subject

Chichester Cathedral, Church furniture, Wood-carving, Figure sculpture, Musical instruments, Dance

Type

Image

Artist / Creator / Agent, etc.

Rae, Edwin

Contributor's Role

Collector

TARA (Trinity's Access to Research Archive) URI

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS), The Heritage Council of Ireland

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Rights

This item is protected by original copyright

Rights Holder

The Board of Trinity College Dublin

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