Magic Lantern Slide: Bristol Misericord - Fox preaching

This photographic slide by William Weaver Baker shows a misericord in Bristol Cathedral, depicting a fox preaching to geese. The moral of this image was probably warning the congregation not to be seduced by false doctrines - the fox represented cunning and the geese represent the gullible. The misericords in Bristol Cathedral date from 1515 to 1526, and are on the underside of stall seats to provide a shelf to perch on when standing during long services.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
313/1977/503
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Material
glasspaperphotographic emulsion
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Bristol Misericord - Fox preaching
Simple Name
slide
Inscription Transcription
handwritten 'MISERICORDE BRISTOL' on top edge; handwritten 'Bristol Misericord. Fox preaching.' on mount
Period Classification
Edwardian (1901-1914); World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Person Initials
W. Weaver
Production Person Surname
Baker

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Lantern Slide: Bristol Misericord - Fox preaching