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Font, general view.

Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 1. Fonts: Font" at Ballybacon church, Ballybacon.

by Tessa Garton.

The font has a rectangular basin, decorated in low relief on four faces with circular and floral motifs. The interior of the basin ia also rectangular, with a flat bottom and central drain hole. In fine-grained granite.

Front face: two six-petalled flowers, one on either side of two central triangles, placed apex to apex. Four small discs or pellets are arranged between the outer petals of each flower and at the upper corners.

Side and rear faces: all similar in design, three large radiating leaves on each side of two central triangles, placed apex to apex.

the underside of the font has a large circular depression 0.32 m in diameter, suggesting that it rested on a single columnar base.

Dimensions

d. of basin 0.56 m
d. of basin, interior 0.21 m
h. of basin 0.32 m
h. of decorated panels, front and rear 0.28 m
h. of decorated panels, sides 0.28 m
w. of basin 0.58 m
w. of decorated panels, front and rear 0.51 m
w. of decorated panels, sides 0.47 m
w. of rim 0.065 m