St. Martin’s Church, Aldringen

‘The Triumph of Christianity over Paganism’, the Belgian version of the fresco by Tommaso Laureti in the Hall of Constantine in the Palace of the Vatican – this is what the baptismal font in the Church of Aldringen actually represents. It was made of arkose in the 12th century and was placed on a truncated Roman column from the 2nd century that had presumably held a statue of a pagan deity in the past. It is assumed that the church itself had once been a heathen sanctuary too.

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