The Iconography

The water fountain of the monument was designed as a sculpture that actively pumps water into a dish, when a metal knob was pushed. The scene is of Moses striking the rock at Horeb (Exodus. XVII. IV-VI). To the left, a Jewish woman holds a cup to the lips of her child.

Engraving showing the detail of the Moses sculpture and water bowl, published in Band of Hope, 1867.

St Lawrence, the deacon and martyr, is shown with a gridiron, the instrument of his death. St. Mary Magdalene is shown with her emblem, the ointment jar with which she cleansed Christ’s wounds.