Claus Sluter (with Claus de Werwe), 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 Werwe), The Well of Moses," in Smarthistory, December 4, 2015, accessed September 30, 2023,