Font; c.1886; 000/257

From

Moruya and District Historical Society Museum

Name/Title

Font

About this object

The baptismal font from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moruya was placed in the church in late May 1889 – the same year that the church was completed.
The Moruya Examiner of 24 May, 1889 reported:

‘ the font is octagonal in form, supported on an octagonal column very richly nitched (sic) and buttressed. The style is that known in France as Flamboyant, and the material is terracotta. The lid is oak, rising slightly in the centre to form a base for statues of Our Lord and the Baptist.'

Date Made

c.1886

Place Made

France

Medium and Materials

terracotta, oak

Subject and Association Keywords

Religion

Subject and Association Keywords

Roman Catholic Church

Subject and Association Keywords

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moruya

Collection

Catholic Church collection

Credit Line

Donated by Father Keating

Object Type

Baptismal font

Object number

000/257

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