A detail of the octagonal font in St John the Baptist's Church, showing a carving of a representation of the Holy Trinity

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
St John the Baptist's Church, Snape, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk
Reference:
AA51/08565
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The octagonal font in St John the Baptist's Church is believed to date from around 1500. On the eight panels around the bowl are seven figures, each holding part of a long scroll. The eighth panel features a carving of the Holy Trinity: God the Father is seated on a throne, with the crucified Son in front of him, and the Spirit descending in the form of a dove. As this representation was regulated by iconoclasts in the 16th and 17th centuries, it is a rare surviving example.

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 Parish Church, Medieval Font, Religion