Medieval Mermaid Chair, St Senara’s Church, Zennor
When Cornish mystery plays were performed in the Middle Ages the mermaid was used as a symbol to explain the two natures of Christ - God and Man. Several Cornish churches have mermaid frescoes, but this is the only carving.
Photo by Baz Richardson

Medieval Mermaid Chair, St Senara’s Church, Zennor

When Cornish mystery plays were performed in the Middle Ages the mermaid was used as a symbol to explain the two natures of Christ - God and Man. Several Cornish churches have mermaid frescoes, but this is the only carving.

Photo by Baz Richardson