Fragment of a Bowl

Date:
4th–5th century
Geography:
Made in probably the Rhine Valley
Culture:
Late Roman
Medium:
Glass (greenish), engraved
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in. (4.5 x 8.9 x 0.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.145.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
The inscription indicates that the bowl from which this fragment came depicted Christ’s raising of Lazarus from the dead. The magic wand in Christ’s hand, often seen in early Christian images, conveys his powers as a worker of miracles.
Inscription: Inscribed: LBAT IN LAIAURS
[ Alfredo Barsanti, Rome (1918, through John Marshall)]
Caron, Beaudoin. "Roman Figure-Engraved Glass in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum Journal 32 (1997). p. 42, fig. 57.