Mary Magdalene, Jan van Scorel, c. 1530

Mary Magdalene, Jan van Scorel, c. 1530

oil on panel, h 66.3cm × w 76cm Catalogue entry

Mary Magdalene can be recognized by the jar of ointment in her hands with which she cared for Jesus’ feet following her conversion to Christianity. She is usually depicted as a prostitute, referencing her alleged past. The influence of Italian painting, which Van Scorel encountered during a sojourn in Rome and Venice, is evident in her clothing.

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