Saint Mary Magdalene holds an ointment jar; in the background she washes Christ's feet with the ointment and dries them with her hair. Engraving by J. Saenredam after H. Goltzius.
- Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617.
- [between 1600 and 1699?]
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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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