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Baptismal basin for the consecrated water used during the Sacrament of Baptism. It is commonly formed from a large block of stone, hollowed out and elaborately carved with Christian symbols, supported on a short pier or cluster of colonnettes that are set on a stepped plinth or platform. Font-covers adorned with pinnacles and finials, raised on ropes and pulleys, and sometimes coloured, were not unusual in the medieval period.

Bond (1908);Paley (1844)

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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