Les Fonts Baptismaux - Cathédrale Saint-Pierre - Angoulème, France
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N 45° 38.951 E 000° 09.074
31T E 278025 N 5059017
Quick Description: [EN] The baptismal font is located at the entrance on the left side of St. Peter's Cathedral. [FR] Les fonts baptismaux sont situés à l'entrée, sur la gauche, de la Cathédrale Saint-Pierre.
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 3/11/2018 9:28:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMXX41
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Long Description:

Beautiful baptismal font in stone, entirely carved, resting on a central foot also carved and four columns, the diameter is about 80 cm and the height about 1.20 m.

An inscription in Latin is engraved: "Dixit Jesus: Amen Dico tibi nisi quis renatus fuerit ex aqua and spititu sancto, not potest introire in regnum."

Truly, I say to you, unless one is born with water and spirit, no one can enter the kingdom of God.

The present cathedral is due to the eminent bishop Girard, legate of the Pope. He himself runs the site. He chose to cover his cathedral with cupolas as he could observe similar ones at Perigueux and Cahors. He also demonstrates originality by covering his facade with sculptures. The work begins in 1110. The cathedral is probably almost completed in 1138, at its consecration.

The cathedral is looted during the Wars of Religion. It serves as Temple of Reason under the Revolution. It undergoes the radical restoration of the architect Paul Abadie which adds to the facade its gable, its pinnacles and its equestrian statues. He also rebuilt the dome of the crossing and the bell tower.

Sources : The Church

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Magnifique fonts baptismaux en pierre, entièrement sculptés, reposant sur un pied central aussi sculpté et quatre colonnettes, le diamètre est d'environ 80 cm et la hauteur environ 1.20 m.

Une inscription en latin est gravé: "Dixit Jesus: Amen. Dico tibi nisi quis renatus fuerit ex aqua et spititu sancto, non potest introire in regnum."

Traduction: En vérité, je te le dis, à moins de naître d'eau et d'esprit, nul ne peut entrer dans le royaume de Dieu.

La cathédrale actuelle est due à l'éminent évêque Girard, légat du Pape. Celui-ci dirige lui-même le chantier. Il choisit de couvrir sa cathédrale de coupoles comme il a pu en observer de semblables à Périgueux et à Cahors. Il fait également preuve d'originalité en couvrant sa façade de sculptures. Les travaux débutent en 1110. La cathédrale est probablement presque achevée en 1138, lors de sa consécration.

La cathédrale est pillée pendant les guerres de Religion. Elle sert de Temple de la Raison sous la Révolution. Elle subit la restauration radicale de l'architecte Paul Abadie qui ajoute à la façade son pignon, ses clochetons et ses statues équestres. Il reconstruit également le dôme de la croisée et le clocher.

Sources : L’église

Approximate Age of Artefact: about 12th century / environ 12ème siècle

Relevant Website: Not listed

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