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We've got a cover of a font used for baptism. probably from a dutch church. Maybe if you see the picture you could tell something about it's origin and age etc.

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The cover appears to be possibly 18th century. The Gothic design over the octagonal lid is similar to designs shown in the wooden model inside San Paolo Fuori di Muri in Rome. The octagonal shape is an old design imitating early submersion basins and symbolizes eternal life or the new day or the 8 souls saved in the ark.

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