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Icon of The Raising of Lazarus

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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'The Raising of Lazarus', entitled in Greek at the top, is executed in a Byzantine style, possibly at a date before the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The scene is depicted in the traditional composition of Christ standing opposite the figure of Lazarus revealed in his sarcophagus. Three groups of figures bear witness to the miracle. At Christ's feet are the prostrate figures of Mary and Martha. The setting of rocky landscape, distant architecture and delicate plants is characteristic of feast scenes such as this from the thirteenth century on.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

14th C–15th C

Medium

tempera on panel

Measurements

H 45 x W 31.6 cm

Accession number

WA1915.13

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Professor Ingram Bywater, 1915

Work type

Painting


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