Likckmolassy Baptismal Font

Late medieval font

Christy Cunniffe

Late Medieval font
Christy Cunniffe
Bowl of font with damaged rim
Christy Cunniffe

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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