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[A Piscina from Gillingham Church, Kent]

[A Piscina from Gillingham Church, Kent]

Artist: Fisher, J.

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 26.1e

Length: 17.4

Width: 14.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Drawing of an architectural detail from St Mary the Virgin's Church, in Gillingham village in Kent. This is a piscina found in the wall of the chancel. Most medieval churches had a piscina besides the altar. This was a basin and drain set in the wall, used to wash the vessels used during mass. After the Reformation, piscinas were redundant although they remained an architectural fitting of the church.

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