Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, secundum verbum tuum in pace: Quia viderunt oculi mei salutare tuum Quod parasti ante faciem omnium populorum: Lumen ad revelationem gentium, et gloriam plebis tuae Israel.
The burial tomb of Lazarus of Bethany, the subject of a prominent miracle performed by Jesus in chapter 11 of the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death. Each of Jesus' seven signs illustrates some particular aspect of his divine authority; the Raising of Lazarus exemplifies his power over death. The ancient steps leading from the tomb are the steps Lazarus walked up to meet Jesus in John 11:43-44.
Roundel with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1532. German. Made in Swabia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1982 (1982.433.5) | Saint Anthony Abbot's test of faith at the hands of a clutch of demons is represented here in a charming, if somewhat naive, Late Gothic style. #Cloisters