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The Font. Winchester Cathedral.
  • Europe
  • The Font. Winchester Cathedral., late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Winchester, England, United Kingdom
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.609
Description

A view of the Tournai Marble Font at Winchester Cathedral. The upper portion of the font depicts scenes from the life of St. Nicholas. It is made from a single block of limestone. Since the upper portion is highly polished, it used to be identified as marble. The upper portion is supported by a large, stone base and has four corner columns.