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Bracket for a baptismal basin

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Bracket for a baptismal basin
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This is a wrought iron bracket for a baptismal basin. It dates from the 18th century.

Wrought-iron bracket for a baptismal basin

After the Reformation, baptism was performed publicly in the body of the kirk and before the congregation. A bracket was fixed to the side of the pulpit to hold the baptismal basin.

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