medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Dear list-members,

I have some problems with an old deed of foundation from the Cistercian
Abbey of Altenberg. The Latin text from 1260 sais: 

"Sub isto etiam abate constructe sunt X altaria cum lavatorio in
ecclesia nostra."

I wonder if this could mean that each of the ten altars had a piscine.
Some authors identify the lavatorio with a baptismal font. Does
"lavatorio" has to be translated with singular?

Any help would be much appreciated!
Jaklin Latk

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