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Porphyry Baptismal Font

Baptistery just inside the entrance to the basilica, where a porphyry cover from a 4th-century sarcophagus is reused as the baptismal font. It previously covered the tomb of emperor Otho II (973-983) in the Vatican Grottoes.

Photo © David Joyal.

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