Mary Magdalene was probably Jesus's most prominent female follower.
She is first mentioned in the Gospels when Jesus drives seven demons from her (Luke 8:2 and Mark 16:9). After that, she is mentioned several times in events surrounding Jesus' death at the cross. But most of her was told in apocryphal stories.
Related works of art:
- Anonymous: Banquet of Simon of Bethany (c. 1520)
- Bol, Ferdinand: The Appearance to Mary Magdalene (drawing) (ca. 1638)
- Bol, Ferdinand: The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen (painting) (1638)
- Rembrandt: The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen (1638)
- Rubens, Peter Paul: Christ and the penitent sinners (1617)
- Strozzi, Bernardo: Banquet at the House of Simon (c. 1630)
- Van der Weyden, Rogier: Mary Magdalene (1445) (c. 1445)
- Van der Weyden, Rogier: Mary Magdalene (1450) (ca. 1450)
- Van Eyck, Hubert: The Three Marys at the Tomb (c. 1425)
- Van Oostsanen, Jacob: Noli me tangere (1507)
- Van Scorel, Jan: Mary Magdalene (c. 1530)
- Veronese, Paolo: Feast in the House of Levi (1573)
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