The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Raising of Lazarus

Object Details

Title:

The Raising of Lazarus

Artist/Maker:

Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483 - 1561)

Culture:

Flemish

Place:

Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)

Date:

about 1525 - 1530

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold paint, and gold leaf on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig IX 19 (83.ML.115), fol. 69v

Dimensions:

Leaf: 16.8 × 11.4 cm (6 5/8 × 4 1/2 in.)

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Object Description

Lazarus had been dead for four days when Christ miraculously called him back to life in response to the entreaties of Lazarus's devoted sisters, Mary and Martha. The sisters turn toward Christ as he gestures for their brother to emerge from his tomb. In the background, one of Christ's disciples, probably Peter, comes to the aid of the bewildered Lazarus, who is still wrapped in his burial shroud.