The Scourging the Bearing of the Cross the Crucifi 1001The Scourging the Bearing of the Cross the Crucifi 1002

A Suggested Reconstruction Of The 14th Century Retable, Or Predella, On The Opposite Page (Reproduced by direct colour photography from the original, by the permission of the Dean of Norwich Cathedral.)

The Scourging the Bearing of the Cross the Crucifi 1003The Scourging the Bearing of the Cross the Crucifi 1004

The panels represent (1) the Scourging; (2) the Bearing of the Cross; (3) the Crucifixion (a fragment); (4) the Resurrection; and (5) the Ascension.

The ground and surrounds are decorated in modelled and gilded gesso.

The coats of arms on the small square panels, numbered 1 to 17, are (as nearly as can be ascertained) of the families given below.

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Colour of

Ground or Backing.

Banner.

Condition.

Arms of.

No. 1

Red

Destroyed

-

-

2

Red

Traces of ■ -

Despencer

(Bishop of Norwich, 1370-1406.) Quarterly argent and gules, the 2nd and 3rd quarters fretty or; over all a bend sable.

3

Red

Defaced

-

-

4

Red

Almost destroyed

-

-

5

Black

Perfect

Hales

(Record of family, 1381.) Sable a chevron between three lions rampant argent.

6

Black ?

Perfect

Morieux

(Record of family, 1381.) Gules, a bend argent billety sable.

7

Black

Almost obliterated

-

(Doubtful traces of fess as ordinary.)

8

Red

Obliterated

-

-

9

Red

Almost obliterated

-

(Traces of fess) ?

10

Red

Almost obliterated

Clifford ?

(Traces of checkers and narrow fess) ?

II

Black

Partly obliterated

Kerdeston

Gules, a saltire engrailed argent.

12

Black

Partly obliterated

Gernon

(Record of Sir Nicholas Gernon, 1374.) Paly nebuly argent (or or) and gules.

13

Black

Complete

Howard

(Record of Sir John Howard, 1388.) Gules, a bend between six cross-crosslets fitchees argent.

14

Red

Destroyed

-

15

Red

Destroyed

-

16

Red

Destroyed

-

17

Red

Destroyed

-

-

18-28

■ -

Missing

-

(See pp. 120, 121, 122 and 124.)