Holy Water Stoup (installed 2010)

Sculptor: Stephen Cox

The holy water stoup by the south west porch is made from three pieces of identical stone, here referred to as Fawakhir Breccia, but see the more detailed geological description on this site.

Stephen Cox has used the Egyptian conglomerate before in 2003 for a work called Portal, when he named the stone Green Hammamat Breccia. He has gone on record as saying “I visited the ancient quarries of Wadi Hammamat whose breccia has been prized for so long that these are, perhaps, the oldest decorative stone quarries in the world”. Having visited the quarries and recognised the intrinsic artistic qualities of the stone he has made arrangements with the local authorities to quarry and transport blocks of suitable sized stone for his sculptural projects.   For further details click here