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Saint Mary Magdalene washes Christ's feet at supper. Gouache painting.

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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

Bible. N.T. Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 7; John 12. On the right, a man complains at Mary's scene. In the Gospel of Luke he is Simon the Pharisee, whereas in John's Gospel he is Judas

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1 painting : gouache with ink and gum arabic, cut out ; approximately 7.5 x 8.5 cm


Wellcome Library no. 22633i



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