The font in St Mark and St Luke's Church, with carvings of human figures in an arcade of arches, beneath a band of cable moulding around the rim

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
ST MARK AND ST LUKES CHURCH, Kintbury, AVINGTON, West Berkshire
Reference:
AA51/06163
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The font is thought to be Anglo-Saxon or Saxon. Although there are suggestions that the figures may represent clerics, saints, angels, prophets or evangelists, it is also possible that they are not intended to represent specific subjects, as the figures lack key identifiers. Instead, the figures may represent a juxtaposition of good and evil, with mankind's position in the middle.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Medieval Church, Early Medieval Font, Religion