Basins with a drain, generally set near the sacristy, often in a niche. The piscina was used for the celebrant's ablutions and for washing the sacred vessels during the Mass. Piscinae drain into the ground, and some have a small upper shelf that serves as a credence.

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Stone basins with a drain, generally set near the sacristy, often in a niche. The piscina was used for the celebrant's ablutions and for washing the sacred vessels during the Mass. Piscinae drain into the ground, and some have a small upper shelf that serves as a credence. For pools in Roman or Medieval homes or public sites, use "piscinae (pools)."

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Title
Piscinae
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021