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Baptistery

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Pisa, Baptistery of St John - Battistero di San Giovanni

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Rome Lateran Baptistery - Battistero Lateranense

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The Baptistery at Christ Cathedral

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Florence Baptistery: Restoration of the north door

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Baptistery of Parma, Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Europe

In Christian architecture the baptistery or baptistry is the separate centrally planned structure surrounding the baptismal font. The baptistery may be incorporated within the body of a church or cathedral and be provided with an altar as a chapel. In the early Church, the catechumens were instructed and the sacrament of baptism was administered in the baptistery.
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