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Fonts Baptismaux - Saint-Omer, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 50° 44.839 E 002° 15.143
31U E 447255 N 5621993
Quick Description: [EN] Baptismal font of Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saint-Omer. [FR] Fonts baptismaux de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Omer.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 12/22/2017 2:33:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMXBFE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:

They are made of veined marble, they measure about 1.12 m, the external diameter of the tank is 0.63 m, and has two compartments, the foot is of square section with inverted pyramidal shape, the foot has as decoration three grooves and the Bowl support decor has acanthus leaves.

These baptismal fonts are located at the entrance on the left in the cathedral, in the center of a small chapel.

The baptismal font originates from the old church Sainte-Aldegonde which was located on the Place du Vieux-Marché, now Place Victor-Hugo.

Sources : The Baptismal fonts

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Ils sont en marbre veiné, ils mesurent environ 1.12 m, le diamètre extérieur de la cuve est de 0,63 m, et possède deux compartiments, le pied est de section carrée à forme pyramidale inversée, le pied a comme décor trois cannelures et le décor du soutien de la cuve possède des feuilles d'acanthe.

Ces fonts baptismaux sont situés à l'entrée à gauche dans la cathédrale, au centre d'une une petite chapelle.

Les fonts baptismaux proviennent de l'ancienne église Sainte-Aldegonde qui se situait sur la place du Vieux-Marché, actuelle place Victor-Hugo.

Sources : Les Fonts Baptismaux

Approximate Age of Artefact: About 18th century

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