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Les Fonts Baptismaux - Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul - Gamaches, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
N 49° 59.168 E 001° 33.337
31U E 396457 N 5538088
Quick Description: [EN] The Baptismal Fonts are located in a small chapel on the left entering the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul of Gamaches. [FR] Les Fonts baptismaux sont situés dans une petite chapelle à gauche en entrant dans l'Église Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Gamaches.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 5/5/2018 11:32:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMY7GX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The baptismal font, a work of the Renaissance, consists of a bowl with eight equal sides, connected by a cylindrical base to an octagonal base.

A square plinth receives the base; reverse consoles provide the transition between the octagon and the plinth.

The eight panels are decorated with human figures. Four heads of men protrude strongly to support the tablet, alternating with busts of women, from which they are separated by fluted pilasters, surmounted by a double frieze.

Sources : The Font

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Les fonts baptismaux, œuvre de la Renaissance, se composent d'une cuve à huit pans égaux, reliée par une base cylindrique à un socle octogonal.

Une plinthe carrée reçoit le socle ; des consoles renversées ménagent la transition entre l'octogone et la plinthe.

Les huit panneaux sont décorés de figures humaines. Quatre têtes d'hommes sortent en forte saillie pour soutenir la tablette, alternant avec des bustes de femmes, dont elles sont séparées par des pilastres cannelés, surmontés d'une double frise.

Sources : Les Fonts

Approximate Age of Artefact: 16th century

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