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Postcards from Bologna
Bologna - Basilica di Santo Stefano
Bologna - Basilica di Santo Stefano (Pilate's basin)
In order to complete the project of reproducing the places of workship in Jerusalem, the Benedictines Brothers built between the 12th and 13th centuries the Trinity church and the courtyard called "Pilate's".
The large stone basin in the centre of the courtyard, known as "Pilate's basin", was donated to the church by the Lombard Kings Liutpando and Ildebrando for the collection of the people's offerings, as can be seen in the inscription running along its rim.