This is one of the 13 mosaics along the upper band of the left
wall of the nave that follow the life of Christ.
The Lazarus episode is narrated in John 11:1-44. Four days
previously, Lazarus was wrapped in linen cloths and interred in a
tomb. At the request of his sisters Jesus calls him back to life.
In the mosaics, Jesus usually blesses a person as here, with the
fingers of his right hand held in the "Old
See also a view of the entire left wall with commentary on the iconography of Jesus and the apostles in these mosaics.
More of the Raising of Lazarus
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