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Cruciform font

A cross-shaped baptismal font was also discovered on the eastern end of the hall. On three sides there are steps while at the southern arm of the cross there is a semicircular tub instead.

The spaces between the arms are decorated with mosaic knots of complex geometric design. One of them shows a bunch of grapes in the centre. A fish scale design mosaic with flower buds decorates the floor around three sides of the font.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder


Intact Byzanthine mosaic from 530 AD with hunting and pastoral scenes and the name of its creators, the mosaicists Soel, Kaium, and Elias. Moses Basilica, Mount Nebo

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