Many thanks for all the clicks, comments and interest in the 'mighty and barbaric' baptismal font at North Grimston, North Yorkshire. I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes these ancient and rustic carvings - and yes, Jenn - they are joy to feel and connect with. I've popped part of the crucifixion panel from that font into my gallery for interest.
From the same artistic school and general area, is this font at the 12th century parish church of St Mary, Kirkburn, East Yorkshire.
The limestone font has decoration on two levels. On the upper a band of intersecting arches around the rim and figures including Christ in Glory held by two angels, St Peter receiving the keys from Christ and a baptism. On the lower level motifs include a cat pouncing on a mouse, and the Angnus Dei next to a man with a club leading a bull.
Parish church of st mary
Christ in glory