Fragment of a Bowl
- 4th–5th century
- Made in probably the Rhine Valley
- Late Roman
- Glass (greenish), engraved
- Overall: 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/16 in. (4.5 x 8.9 x 0.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1918
- Accession Number:
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.