Well of Moses
by Claus SLUTER

Sluter executed at the end of the fourteenth century a large fountain (called Well of Moses) in the Carthusian monastery (Chartreuse de Champmol). The monastery was intended to be the burying place of the Prince of Burgundy, Philip the Bold and his family. The monastery was destroyed during the French revolution, but the hexagonal base with the figures of the six prophets who had foreseen the death of Christ on the Cross (Moses, David, Jeremiah, Zachariah, Daniel and Isaiah) survived.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Gioacchino Rossini: Moses, Moses' Prayer


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Well of Moses
1395-1406
Stone, height 183 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

966*1400
True Color
165 Kb



Well of Moses
1395-1406
Stone, height 183 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

564*836
True Color
92 Kb



Well of Moses: Prophets Daniel and Isaiah
1395-1406
Stone, height 183 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

622*854
Grayscale
137 Kb



Well of Moses: Prophets Daniel and Isaiah
1395-1406
Stone, height 183 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

652*876
True Color
136 Kb



Well of Moses: Prophets David and Jeremiah
1395-1406
Stone, height 179 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

800*1176
True Color
169 Kb



Well of Moses: Moses
1395-1406
Stone
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

521*734
True Color
131 Kb



Well of Moses: Moses (detail)
1395-1406
Stone
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

988*750
True Color
144 Kb



Well of Moses: Prophets David and Jeremiah
1395-1406
Stone
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

496*738
True Color
66 Kb



Well of Moses: Prophet David (King David)
1395-1406
Stone
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

496*741
True Color
62 Kb



Well of Moses: Angel
1395-1406
Stone
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

548*834
True Color
64 Kb



Well of Moses: Prophet Jeremiah (detail)
1395-1406
Stone
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

800*1162
True Color
142 Kb



Well of Moses: Christ (fragment)
1395-1406
Limestone, height 64 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

800*1051
True Color
78 Kb