Tournai Font lions, St Michael, SouthamptonYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Lions on the south 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 south face of the font features the sequence from left to right of winged lion, lion, winged lion. The winged lion is a symbol of St Mark.
Photos taken September 2019.