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Titian: Penitent Mary Magdalene (1565)

Titian 1487/90 – 1576

Penitent Mary Magdalene (1565)

oil on canvas (118 × 97 cm) — ca. 1565 Museum Hermitage, St. Petersburg

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This work is linked to Luke 8:2

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This painting and an earlier version are more prudent than the version Titian painted in the 1530's. Standing next to Mary is her traditional attribute: the pot with ointment she used to anoint Jesus' feet, just before the last supper.

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Title: Titian: Penitent Mary Magdalene (1565)
Author / citation: here
First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 6 May 2013