By Richard Hayman

Even though misericords have been initially put in at the hidden undersides of church folding seats to supply convenience to these status for lengthy sessions of prayer, the have steadily turn into extra ornately carved and adorned. Now they, in addition to the benches put in in parish church buildings within the later heart a long time, are the items of a big share of the surviving medieval woodcarving in Britain. the subject material of those carvings isn't really basically inquisitive about faith and non secular symbolism. This ebook outlines the historical past of church seating, considers the prestige of the craftsmen and the impacts on their paintings, after which explains the subject material of the carvings.

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