baptistery

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Synonyms for baptistery

bowl for baptismal water

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Baptistries cited that include mosaic vaults with stars are San Giovanni in Fonte in Naples from the second half of the fifth century, and the domical altar recess of the one in Albenga (Liguria) from the late fifth or early sixth century.
These are the leitmotifs."(16) Cramer goes on to describe how even after Christianity had dispersed into the countryside, the people of Provence and northern Italy "persisted in their baptismal descent on the city at the appointed seasons, and for this they needed their baptistries".(17)
24-32); Roman imperial mausoleums provided architectural prototypes for early Christian baptistries (pp.