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Postcard of Bracket for a baptismal basin.
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Bracket for a baptismal basin

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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Online ID: 000-100-000-409-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 44
Date: 18th century
Material: Wrought-iron
Dimensions: 204 mm H x 504 mm W x 127 mm D
What: Bracket, basin, baptismal
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
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