Fountain of the Samaritan Woman: Overall view with children playing



Fribourg has numerous 16th-century fountains. These great basins with columns in the middle, surmounted by biblical or allegorical figures, originally served as a source of drinkable water. This one is in the original location. A sculpted gnome holds tanner’s tools, a reference to the guild in the neighborhood. The top sculpture represents Christ and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, a circular well above which there is a semicircular arch richly decorated with representations of the original sin and the lamb of God.


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Fontaine de la Samaritaine, Fribourg

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Architecture

  • Statues

  • Fountains

  • Sculpture, Swiss

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Renaissance

Place of Creation
  • Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

  • +46.803962+7.166760

  • Fribourg

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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