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(canton of Octeville, Manche)

Baptismal fonts

    These baptismal fonts are preserved in the church of Sainte-Marie in Couville. They are rectangular, and supported by five small columns, four in the corners, and one in the centre. The basin whose corners are softened by a small column, presents on its six small faces a five-pointed star, and a rosette motif. One of the larger of the faces features a fantastical animal, while the other is ornamented with three arches.


 - Vivier, Emile. Seguin, Jean. “ Les anciens fonts baptismaux du département de la Manche ”, dans Revue de l’Avranchin, 1942-1943, T. XXXII, p. 14 à 183, (p. 32-33).
- “ Les siècles romans en Basse-Normandie ”, dans Art de Basse-Normandie, n° 92, Printemps 1985, p. 133.
- Thiebot, Jeanne. “ Fonts baptismaux et symbolisme à l’époque romane. Les fonts de Couville, Magneville et Breuville ”, Cahiers Léopold Delisle, T. XXXVII, fasc. 3-4, 1988.