Tournai Font angel, St Michael, SouthamptonYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Detail of the angel on the west facing side of the Tournai Font in St Michael the Archangel Church, Southampton, Hampshire. The black marble used as the material basis of the font comes from quarries on the River Scheldt near Tournai, Belgium. The marble was believed to be imported to England by Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester (AD 1129-1171) and only 7 complete fonts have survived. The St Michael’s font is unique amongst them as it features roundels containing motifs. The west face of the font features the sequence from left to right of an angel, winged lion and eagle representing St Matthew, St Mark and St John.
Photos taken September 2019.