Saint Mary Magdalen anoints Christ's feet at the meal of Simon the Pharisee. Etching by F.A. Ludy after J.F. Overbeck.
- Overbeck, Johann Friedrich, 1789-1869.
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Bible. N.T. Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 7; John 12. On the confused identity of Mary Magdalene, see L. Réau, 'Iconographie de l'art chrétien', Paris, 1957, vol. 2, p. 326. She is identified as a sinner, a courtesan, and as both Mary of Magdala and Mary of Bethany
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