- Museum number
Panel; ivory; the Raising of Lazarus; Christ with cruciferous nimbus moves to right with hand raised and first finger extended; other hand carries a staff; behind him walks a bearded apostle; before him are Mary and Martha, one standing listening, the other kneeling with hands extended in supplication; behind them to right is an aedicula with cupola, in which is the swathed body of Lazarus; in the background the buildings of Bethany.
- Production date
- 900-1100 (circa)
Height: 195 millimetres
Width: 88 millimetres
Depth: 7 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This ivory panel was probably made in Venice but
was carved in a Byzantine style. Despite the
political rivalry that existed between Venice and
Byzantium, Byzantine craftsmen were much in
demand in Venice and other Italian cities.
Byzantine mosaicists, for example, were brought from Constantinople to work on such churches as San Marco in Venice and the monastery of Montecassino south of Rome. This panel is identical in style with six others in the Museo Archeologico at Milan, representing the story of St Mark in the Pentapolis, and to be ascribed with some probability to the chair of St Mark at Grado.
Associated dates : 1458-1464 (Pope Pius).
Bibliography: Strzygowski 1901 pp.65-89.
- On display (G40/dc10/sG)
- Exhibition history
2012 12 Mar-8 Jul, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century).
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Said to have been given to Amalfi by Pope Pius II.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number