A Connemara Marble Holy Water Font - it can be used as a freestanding piece or has an attachment for hanging on a wall. The marble comes from Connemara and is cut and polished by craftsmen in Co Mayo.
The piece is approx 5 inches high x 3 inches wide, it measures 2 inches from front to back. There was a time in Ireland when a water font was near every front door and you would have to bless yourself with Holy Water to protect you from the dangers of the world outside. Probably needed nowadays more than ever!