Likckmolassy Baptismal Font

Late medieval font

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Late Medieval font
Christy Cunniffe
Bowl of font with damaged rim
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The Lickmolassy font consists of an upright late medieval freestanding font of probable fifteenth-century date. It has in more recent times been placed on a crudely built stone base and is preserved as a feature in Lickmolassy (also known as Churchill) graveyard. The way in which the base is carved is of interest. It has a series of four ogee headed openings at the base that resemble those found on some holy water stoups. The ogee-head  is a feature that is also found on the Kilcarne and Rathmore fonts from Co. Meath (Roe 1968, 60, 97). Though its function on those fonts is as a ornamental frame for panels of  figurative sculpture rather than as frame to an opening.

This page was added on 26/01/2016.

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