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Corpus of the misericords at St Mary’s, Gayton

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The Blessed virgin Protecting souls. Woman in long. Flowing robe fastened at the waist  with a rose Brooch, standing holding out arms on

either side, under which are four small nude figures, two on each side, clinging to her hem. Clouds round woman’s head.

Supporters - Flowers and foliage.


Fight between a lion and a dragon, over a small animal, which may be the lion’s cub.

Left Supporter - Human-headed quadruped holding a fish in its paws.

Right Supporter - Dragon curled up.


The devil eavesdropping on chatterers.

Large figure of a devil clothed in feathers and with cloven Hooves, a shield on his right arm, astride two prone human figures. They are wearing a rosary and wear flat caps.

Left Supporter - An ape.

Right Supporter - Man in short tunic kneeling before a mutilated object, behind him a cushion. At his left side a hammer.


The three Maries at the Sepulchre.

Three figures in long robes before an arched building. Over the Central figure is a mutilated object, probably an angel.

Supporters - Crown ending in scallop shell from which issues foliage.


The Last Judgement.

Figures seated on a throne, four small figures on each side.

Supporters - Sunflower and leaves.


The Entry into Jerusalem.

Child shouting ‘Hosannah’ on the battlements.

Supporters - Grapes and leaves.

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