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Saint Mary Magdalene washes Christ's feet with her hair, which she dips in ointment. Engraving by R. White after P. Lombard (?).

  • Lombart, Pierre, 1612-1682.
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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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1 print : line engraving ; image 10.5 x 7.2 cm


Marie washing Christ's feet. Joh. 12.7 Then said Jesus let her alone. Against the day of my burying hath she kept this. 8. For the poore alwayes ye have with you, but me ye have not alwayes


Wellcome Library no. 22629i



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