Jan 10, 2012

Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

c. 1525

Pot-metal and white glass, and silver stain

Overall: 70.6 x 50.2 cm (27 13/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Bequest of William G. Mather 1951.337


As told in I Kings 17: 8-24, in the city of Zarephath the prophet Elijah met a widow gathering sticks who gave him food and drink. The widow's son was mortally ill and Elijah carried him upstairs where he "stretched himself upon the child three times" and called upon God. The child was revived.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
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