The bronze basins were supported by movable stands made in bronze. The stands were 4 cubits (6 feet) square and 3 cubits (4.5 feet) high. The basins were 4 cubits (6 feet) in diameter at the brim, and hold 40 baths (230 gallons). The stands looked like four-wheeled carriages so that the basins could be transported around the Temple. They stood on four supports attached to the axles so that the ornamented side panels were raised above the wheels. On the top of the stand there was a circular opening where the basin was set into. The basin was supported underneath by cast supports. (Touch the brim of the basin to raise it.) Things belonged to the burnt offering were washed at the basins.   More...