Claus Sluter (with Claus de Werve), The Well of Moses

Claus Sluter (with Claus de Werve), The Well of Moses, 1395–1405 (Calvary finished 1399, prophets 1402–05, painted by Jean Malouel c. 1402), Asnières stone with gilding and polychromy, slightly less than 7 meters high, originally close to 13 meters with cross.

This work is located on the grounds of the former Chartreuse de Champmol, a Carthusian monastery in Dijon, France, established by Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. The prophets depicted include: Moses, David, Jeremiah, Zachariah, Daniel, and Isaiah.


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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Claus Sluter (with Claus de Werve), The Well of Moses," in Smarthistory, December 4, 2015, accessed July 18, 2024, https://smarthistory.org/claus-sluter-the-well-of-moses/.