By Daniel Keeran

the images chosen for this quantity have been for my part taken by means of the writer, and others are utilized by permission. there's little or no to be had to English readers just about early and medieval baptisteries and fonts. In a few cases, archaeologists have been interviewed who excavated and restored the websites. After finishing learn on the Bibliotecha Apostolica Vaticana in Rome and on the American Academy Library in Rome, the writer deliberate the itinerary for vacationing the websites. indexed in alphabetical order by way of urban, the biggest variety of early baptismal basins is located in Italy with a sampling from different nations. The mysterious basin within the flooring of Saint Peter's basilica and the 1st century pool close to San Eustorgio, are remarkable examples that experience now not been defined in English resources. Library of Congress keep watch over quantity: 2009902050

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