Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 11707
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hooper , Bari.
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  • Title: A Medieval Depiction of Infant-Feeding in Winchester Cathedral [misericord depicts an infant drinking from a cow's horn].
  • Source: Medieval Archaeology 40, ( 1996): Pages 230 - 233.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Decorative Arts Art History- Sculpture Daily Life Iconography Infants Misericords Nutrition Wood Carving
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Illustrations: Three Figures. Plate X shows the Winchester misericord discussed. Figure Eleven is a line drawing from a French thirteenth century manuscript showing an infant using a feeder. Figure Twelve is a line drawing detail from the elder Breughel's "The Poor Kitchen" (1563) showing a mother feeding her emaciated baby with a horn.
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00766097
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