The Sarcophagus of Marcus Claudianus: Detail, the resurrection of Lazarus

Jesus holds a wand that symbolizes his divine authority. The figure kneeling at his feet is Mary, who on seeing Jesus "fell down at his feet and saith to him: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died" (John 11:32). As usual, Lazarus is shown in his winding cloths at the entrance to a temple-like sepulchre, this time with spiral columns and Corinthian capitals.

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