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Mary Magdalene

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Giovanni Girolamo SAVOLDO , about 1480 - about 1548

Mary Magdalene

Date: about 1535-40
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 89.1 x 82.4 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1878

On the Sunday morning after the Crucifixion, Mary Magdalene visited the tomb of Jesus, but found it empty. The story is recounted in the New Testament (John 20), and Mary Magdalene is here identified by the pot of ointment with which she anointed Christ's body, and by the glimpse of her traditional red dress beneath a silver-grey cloak. She was the first person to see Christ after the Resurrection.

Several other versions of this composition by Savoldo are known. The landscape background appears to represent Venice and its lagoon.


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