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The Raising of Lazarus

Late 14th - Early 15th century

  • Wood, gesso, tempera. 53,5 х 44 х 4,5
  • ДРЖ-1407

  • Пост. в 1928 году из собрания Г. Гамон-Гамана через Государственный музейный фонд

  • Византия

The iconography of the evangelical theme “The Raising of Lazarus” emerged in Byzantium during the 6th-7th centuries. This work is dated from the reign of Palaeologus, which is characterised by such details as landscape scenes with architectural elements, a composition on several plans and abundance of characters (groups of Hebrews dismantling the tomb and little boys  unwrapping the cloths). Jesus Christ and his disciples approach the tomb, where Lazarus has lain for four days. The sisters of the deceased, Martha and Maria, fell down at Christ’s feet. Christ made a move with his hand and said these words: “Lazarus, come out”, and the undead, wrapped in burial shrouds, stood up from his tomb.


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