Fountain in courtyard of Saint-Lazare Cathedral, Autun: Overall view



Medieval Autun was important for its pilgrimage cult of St. Lazarus, to whom the 12th-century cathedral is dedicated; its flamboyant 15th-century (ca. 1469) exterior decoration was added by Cardinal Jean II Rolin. The fountain was built in 1543 by Chapter of the Cathedral of St. Lazare to serve pilgrims. It is a rare example of Renaissance style in Autun. It has a tri-lobed base and is topped by the motif of a pelican piercing its chest (symbolic of Christ’s sacrifice).


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Fontaine Saint-Lazare, Autun

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Cathedrals

  • Fountains

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Sixteenth century

  • Renaissance

Place of Creation
  • +46.945+4.29916

  • Autun

  • Autun, Burgundy, France

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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