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Penitent Magdalene  1585

by El Greco

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco Greek, 1541–1614 The Penitent Magdalene, ca. 1580–1585 Oil on canvas This painting depicts Mary Magdalene, a symbol of the power of repentance. A reformed prostitute, the Magdalene washed and anointed Christ’s feet, leading him to pardon her sins. Her long hair and ointment jar reference this service to Christ, while the skull and ...
101.6 x 81.92 cm (40 x 32 1/4 inches)
Oil on Canvas
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