Moor Fountain: Overall view



Statue of the Moorish king, Kaspar (shown as a Black man in the traditional iconography of the three kings of the Nativity of Jesus). It is brightly painted. The column dates from 1520, and the decagonale (ten-sided) trough was probably created by Augustin Henkel. It is part of a Late Gothic or early Renaissance tradition in Swiss city fountains, most executed between 1535-1560. The most significant sculptors in this genre were Hans Geiler (fl 1513-1534), Hans Gieng (fl 1525-1562) and Laurent Perroud (fl 1584-1585).


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Mohrenbrunnen

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Statues

  • Fountains

  • Sculpture, Swiss

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Renaissance

  • Sixteenth century

Place of Creation
  • Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

  • Schaffhausen

  • +47.696895+8.63333

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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Architectural Lantern Slides of Switzerland


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