A view of the stone font, carved with high-relief figures and cable moulding at the top and base, in St Basil's Church

Date:
1930-1954
Location:
St Basil's Church, Toller Fratrum, West Dorset, Dorset
Reference:
AA54/04487
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The font's cylindrical bowl is decorated with high-relief carvings of figures, half-figures, and heads. Biblical scenes show St Michael, carrying a cross-shaft, leading souls from Hell, and Moses and the Israelites. A two-bodied monster with one head is depicted. Many of the figures have their arms raised to Heaven. The meanings are unclear; it is suggested that these carvings represent a passage from Revelations, or the life of Moses. A band of interlacing is carved around the rim, above cable moulding which is also seen around the base.

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 Font, Religion