The Raising of Lazarus

Meersburg Castle, Meersburg, Germany

Like some other medieval images, this one has Lazarus taken up from his tomb, which in this case seems to be just a rectangular hole in the ground. It is also unusual in including the detail from the text that Lazarus' hands had been bound.

The women on either side of Jesus are Martha and Mary. Martha is also shown in the far background greeting Jesus as he approaches the town.

Detail of St. Peter unbinding Lazarus' hands
Detail of Martha on the hillside greeting Jesus
This page in full resolution

More of Saint Lazarus

Photographed at the castle by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.