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Baptismal font
Room 21



Ceramics

Anonymous

Baptismal font

Igualada
1598
Pottery
28 x Ø53.5 cm
From the church of Santa Maria in Igualada (Anoia)
MEV 1281

Baptismal font from the parish church of Igualada. It is a magnificent piece in the middle of which is the city's coat of arms and the date, 1598. It is therefore one of the cases whose date is beyond doubt. These baptismal fonts were guaranteed good use and careful conservation due to the place they were set. It is no wonder, then, that it has survived in almost perfect condition. On the inside it is decorated with a profuse floral decoration. The outside is undecorated as it was kept inside the stone baptismal font. The pottery was more resistant to prolonged use with water and it moreover allowed for a much richer decoration. From the type of line it may have been made by Lorenzo de Madrid, a potter who settled in Catalonia at that time and who is also the maker of some tiles in the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya.


Room 21
Floor 2
18 Leather
19 Gold, Silver and Metalworking Arts
20 Forge Work
21 Ceramics
22 Study Galleries

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