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Mary Magdalen at the Foot of the Cross

Follower of the Master of Rimini
ca. 1420–30
Made in Netherlands
South Netherlandish
8 7/16 × 3 11/16 × 4 1/16 in. (21.5 × 9.3 × 10.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul W. Doll Jr., 1965
Accession Number:
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.
Paul W. Doll, Jr.(until 1965)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) no. 1965/1975 (1975). p. 148.

Woods, Kim. "Towards a Morphology of Netherlandish Altarpieces in Alabaster." In Niederländische Kunstexporte nach Nord- und Ostmitteleuropa vom 14. bis 16. Jahrhundert: Forschungen zu ihren Anfängen, zur Rolle höfischer Auftraggeber, der Künstler und ihrer Werkstattbetriebe, edited by Jiri Fajt, and Markus Hörsch. Studia Jagellonica Lipsiensia 15. Ostfildern: Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 2014. p. 48.

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