Bracket for a baptismal basin

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From Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Postcard of Bracket for a baptismal basin.
© National Museums Scotland

Bracket for a baptismal basin

This is a decorative wrought-iron bracket for a baptismal basin from Aboyne in Aberdeenshire. It dates from the 18th century.

The bracket is hinged so that it could be swung to one side.

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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Online ID: 000-100-000-411-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 46
Date: 18th century
Material: Wrought-iron
Dimensions: 105 mm H x 230 mm W x 520 mm D
What: Bracket
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aboyne
Description: Wrought-iron bracket, from Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
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