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This is a carved slate baptismal font made in c. 1100. One side of the font it shows Gunnar lying in the snake pit surrounded by four snakes and with a harp at his feet. (Gunnar in the snake pit was used as a Biblical typology similar to that of Daniel in the lion den – both symbolizing Christ emerging unscathed from Hell.

The inscription end with five bind runes. The meaning of these bind runes is not understood.

Latin alphabet transliteration :

svæn : kærðe

Old Norse transcription:

Sveinn gerði m[ik](?).

English translation:

Sveinn made me(?).

The Norum Font
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