Thursday, 4 December 2014

Fancy Font


As vaguely promised a few weeks ago here is the font of Beverley Minster with its elaborate cover dangling above it. The font itself is of marble from County Durham and dates from about 1070 so they say. The baroque carved lid is from 1726  by the Thornton family. Why did they need such an artefact? Why to stop people stealing the holy water, of course, you never know what sacrilegious nonsense they might put it to. It's a huge hideous object but as it was a gift I suppose the church could hardly turn it down.

3 comments:

  1. Is a bit over the top, Looks more like an instrument of torture.

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  2. It's quite ornate, and yes, over the top.

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  3. It looks like it's floating in air.

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