Warsaw – National Museum in Warsaw (Baptismal Font)

What with the 1492 Carrying of the Cross and the Polychrome Statue of St. Barbara, half of the previous contents of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Wrocław seems to be on display in this museum. Anyway, this baptismal font is a notable piece of work, made from bronze and dating back to before 1477.

The church today seems very proud of the artefacts and items that it still owns, with very little from before 1500, and I do wonder whether they cast half an eye over the collections in the National Museum that once came from here. This is certainly one of the most detailed fonts that I’ve seen though, so it’s worthy of having such a large national audience and it’s probably just a security headache in a church anyway with people trying to steal it.