Anthony Van Dyck 1599 – 1641

The penitent Mary Magdalene

oil on canvas (169 × 148 cm) — 1620-1635 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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This work is linked to Luke 8:2

Almost naked, Mary Magdalene raises her eyes to heaven while wringing her hands. Next to her an angel holds her traditional attribute, an ointment jar. On the ground is a bible.

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