Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

Christ and Mary Magdalene

oil on panel — 1618 Museum Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to Luke 23:28

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On his way to Golgotha Jesus spares a few moments for Mary Magdalene, the mysterious woman who was possibly more important to him than the gospels would have us believe.

The man with the cross is Simon of Cyrene, a passer-by whom the Romans forced to carry Jesus' cross. 

For more information on the Via Dolorosa, see The Passion.

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