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From the South of Scotland

Postcard of Misericord.
© National Museums Scotland


A misericord is a bracket on the underside of the seat of a choir stall. When the seat is raised it helps support a standing cleric. This late-15th-century example is made of oak. It possibly comes from the south of Scotland.

The deeply carved misericord depicts the Adoration of the Magi.

The Magi are the 'three wise men' from the East referred to in the Book of Matthew in the New Testament.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-711-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KL 187
Date: Late 15th century
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 225 mm H x 305 mm W (top)
What: Corbel
Subject: Carved woodwork, painted ceilings (NMAS Classification)
Who: Jesus Christ
Where: Scotland, South Scotland
Description: Wooden corbel carved deeply with the Virgin Mary holding Jesus, possibly from the South of Scotland
  • Caldwell, D.H. (ed). Angels Nobles and Unicorns: Art and Patronage in Medieval Scotland. Edinburgh: NMS, 1982 p 112 
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