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Choir Stall Carvings & the Misericords - Overview

"Graven images, including themes of education and schooling, embellish choir stalls in many medieval churches. The subjects are carved on wooden panels, arm-rests, hand rests, and on brackets beneath the choir stall seats. The carvings are abundant, even though many have been lost over the centuries. What remains is of an extraordinary diversity. Some of the imagery expresses spiritual aspirations; some of it recalls earthy episodes from the clamor of everyday life."

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