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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Netherlandish
Title:Story of Lazarus
Date Made:16th century style
Type:Stained Glass
Materials:glass
Measurements:Panel: 14 x 12 1/2 in; 35.6 x 31.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.233
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
This stained glass roundel depicts the story of Lazarus. It includes nine people and three dogs, in a room with a column against the back wall. A man and woman eat around a table, while two men play flute-like instruments behind them. One servant pours from a jug, and another serves. Two men, one holding a cane, interact in the foreground, and another emerges on stairs from under a raised platform. Outside the window is a countryside with trees and a large house, and a winged figure flies through the sky carrying a smaller figure. To the right of the central scene is a depiction of hell portrayed as an open kiln, with a figure engulfed in flames and surrounded by anthropomorphic animals. Above is a scene of heaven with cherubs and a robed figure seated on a cloud. Gold floral details and two blades of wheat surround the panel. (Naomi Meyer '27)

Tags:
animals; angels; poverty; interiors; people; religion; narrative; symbolism; devils; eating; dogs; drinks; flutes; shape

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Audio Description_EN (2018.233).mp3
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