01 April 2009

Rogier van der Weyden Magdalenes

Mary Magdalene
(c. 1450). Right panel of the Braque triptych. Rogier van der Weyden. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Image courtesy of Famous Paintings

The text at the top of the painting is from John 12. In Latin, it reads "Maria ergo accepit libram ungenti nardi pistici, pretiosi, et unxit pedes Iesu." In the King James version it reads: "Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus."

The Magdalene Reading (c. 1445). Rogier van der Weyden. National Gallery, London. Image courtesy of Web Gallery of Art.

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