Carved stone basins in all shapes and sizes proliferate in the church. They have a family resemblance, ringed with the Franciscan knotted cord and emblazoned with large, eight-pointed rosettes.
The larger baptismal font, housed beneath a shell niche in the baptistry, sports huge ball pendants and a trumpet-shaped hood. This font is accompanied by a smaller version as well as a third font with a barbed quatrefoil basin, foliated swags and an inset ceramic bowl.
The knotted cord rims another font in the nave, in front of a similarly banded dado, also with star-like relief rosettes.
Finally a more elongated version rests in the convento, carved with four petaled rosettes and a cross relief.
text © 2018 Richard D. Perry. images by the author and ELTB
Please see our earlier posts featuring early Mexican fonts of interest: