Raising of Lazarus

Iconography:  Raising of Lazarus

Date: XVII century.

Origin: From the church of the Dormition at the Ferry-place

Material: Wood, levkas, tempera

Dimensions:  height 93 cm, width 71 cm

Jesus is depicted at the cavern of Lazarus. Martha and Maria – sisters of Lazarus – are represented at His feet. The wrapped body of Lazarus is depicted in the black gap of the cavern. The servant removes the stone from the cavern. The second servant standing by puts his hand to his nose smelling the odor of “Lazarus of the Four Days”. Figures of the apostles are shown behind Christ. On the background is represented the group of Hebrews between the rocks near the architecture of Bethany.

Inv. №1413. © Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum-Reserve

Bibliography: Васильева О.А. Иконы Пскова. М., 2006. № 132. С. 404-406.

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