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Medieval carving of Saint David, sea-sick during his journey to the holy land

Medieval carving of Saint David, sea-sick during his journey to the holy land, as depicted on a misericord in Saint David's Cathedral in the county of Pembrokeshire, near the most westerly point of Wales. A misericord (or mercy seat) is a small wooden structure on the underside of a folding seat in a church which, when the seat is folded up, is intended to support a person in a partially standing position during long periods of prayer. (Courtesy of the Wellcome Collection, London. Creative Commons 4.0 International license. Image edited by Dr. Douglas Lanska to correct perspective distortion and to repair small areas of damage to the image.)

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