Baptismal font, 11th century, in black Tournai stone, with 4 faces representing either the Evangelists, or the 4 Rivers of Paradise (Tigris, Euphrates, Gihon and Pison) and carved symbols of life, in the South transept, Laon Cathedral or the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, built 12th and 13th centuries in Gothic style, in Laon, Aisne, Picardy, France. The cathedral is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Baptismal font, 11th century, in black Tournai stone, with 4 faces representing either the Evangelists, or the 4 Rivers of Paradise (Tigris, Euphrates, Gihon and Pison) and carved symbols of life, in the South transept, Laon Cathedral or the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, built 12th and 13th centuries in Gothic style, in Laon, Aisne, Picardy, France. The cathedral is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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