Font, baptismal; [?]; [?]; 2011.259

Name/Title

Font, baptismal

About this object

Baptismal font; a baptismal font from Saint Matthias' Anglican church, Owaka. The font is constructed of white stone, the base is square with an octagonal pedestal and basin. The basin is covered with a carved, wooden lid featuring a cross-shaped handle. Carved into the rim of the basin are the words: "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism".

The small church, dedicated to Saint Matthias, was built early in 1892 on a section gifted by W Forsyth at the corner of Royal Terrace and the Pounawea Road, Owaka, but it was soon destroyed by fire. A new church was erected on a more central site in December of 1892. This second church was demolished in 2002.

Maker

[?]

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

[?]

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

inorganic, stone
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Carved into rim: "ONE LORD ONE FAITH ONE BAPTISM"

Measurements

h 1020mm x l 390mm x w 390mm
Large

Subject and Association Keywords

religions. mythology. rationalism. religious life

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".

Object Type

ceremonial object

Object number

2011.259

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