(b. ca. 1350, Haarlem, d. 1406, Dijon)

Well of Moses

Stone, height 183 cm
Musée Archéologique, Dijon

Sluter executed a large fountain (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.