SAMPLE FONT RECORDS

1. Grötlingbo
2. Åkirkeby


FONT NAME

Åkirkeby

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location Åkirkeby  Church
Font location in church Eastern end of church, north side of apse.
Region Island of Bornholm
Country Denmark
Workshop Sighraf (Gotland)
Medium Stone / Gotland sandstone (light grey)
Date / period 12th - 13th century / Romanesque
Drainage Centre hole in bowl & base
INSCRIPTION
 
Inscription Yes
Language Runes
Location Left to right, on the arches and down the columns
Notes English translation from Danish translation by H. Sonne
Text
I ARCH (Annunciation)
This is Saint Gabriel who said to Saint Mary that she will have a child.
II ARCH
This is Elisabeth and Mary (who are) greeting each other.
III ARCH (Nativity)
Here rests Mary where she gave birth to the Child, Creator of Heaven and Earth who redeems / delivers us.
IV ARCH (Adoration of Magi)
There are the three kings who brough Christ, Our Master, gifts.
V ARCH (One Magi & Madonna)
Here our Master took the kings' gifts.
vi ARCH (Departure of Magi)
Here the three kings ride away.
VII ARCH
After they had sacrificed our Master God (last part on capital).
VIII ARCH
These events are recounted: Jews took our Master and lashed him at the stake and guarded him.
IX ARCH (Flagellation)
(previous sentence continues over this scene)
X ARCH (Christ led to Cross)
Afterwards they led him away on foot.
XI ARCH(Crucifixion)
And here the Jews nailed Jesus on the cross. Look straight at this - Master Sighraf made this.

DIMENSIONS

Total height (with plinth) 84.5 cm (no plinth)
Total height (without plinth) 84.5 cm
Diameter of basin (including rim) 79.5 - 80.5 cm
Rim 7.5 - 8.5 cm
Height of basin sides 34 - 35 cm
Height of basin 49.5 cm
Height of base 35 cm
Dimensions of square bases Not applicable
ICONOGRAPHY AND IMAGES
Pictorial direction

Left to right

Click for image of font

IMAGE   (or should we create a single page with thumbnails of all images and eliminate the selection of single images below?)

UPPER BASIN
1 Christ - Childhood - Annunciation to Virgin IMAGE
2 Christ - Childhood - Visitation - greeting (embracing) IMAGE
3 Christ - Childhood - Nativity IMAGE
4 Christ - Childhood - Three Wise Men - Adoration of the Magi IMAGE
5 Christ - Childhood - Three Wise Men - on horseback - departing IMAGE
6 Christ - Passion Cycle - Flagellation IMAGE
7 Christ - Passion Cycle - Led to Golgotha IMAGE
8 Christ - Passion Cycle - Crucifixion IMAGE

UNDER BASIN

1 Design element - grape vine

IMAGE

2 Design element - acanthus motif

IMAGE

LOWER BASE HEADS
1 Head (s) - human - unidentified - foilage in mouth IMAGE
2 Head (s) - animal - ram IMAGE
3 Head (s) - beast - unidentified IMAGE
4 Head (s) - beast - unidentified IMAGE