Friday, March 07, 2008

A Gospel Lectionary c.1500

The Raising of Lazarus
Gospel Lectionary
1490 - 1510
123 mm x 150 mm
The Library of Philadelphia, USA

This image from a Gospel lectionary depicts the moment when Lazarus rose from his tomb while his sisters, the Virgin Mary (who supports him), and a crowd of onlookers watch.

The scroll held by Christ reads, "Lazare veni foras ..." (Lazarus come forth), which according to John 11:43 were the words Christ spoke at Lazarus's tomb in order to raise him