Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Baptismal font at Munster church in Bonn

When visiting the Munster of Bonn (formerly known as the Saint Martin’s church), I was struck by this charming piece of art depicting an ivory Arch of Noah stuck on a bronze tip of Mount Ararat, the receding waves still lapping the emerging land .

It is a work of the German sculptor Heinz Gernot (1921 – 2009). The art piece was specially commissioned as a lid for a restored 12th century Roman baptismal font.