Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross

Follower of the Master of Rimini

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

The penitent Magdalen at the base of a now-lost crucifix was the focus of a carved altarpiece. Depictions of Mary Magdalen as a solitary figure before the cross first appeared in Italian painting of the twelfth century.

Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross, Follower of the Master of Rimini, Alabaster, South Netherlandish

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