Saint Mary Magdalene

Within the Christian tradition Mary Magdalene and Mary of Egypt became icons of repentance since they were identified with prostitution and the recovery of the fullness of life. An echo of past life is captured by the artist.

Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (d.1494).
Das Buch der Chroniken und Geschichten
c. 1493
Engraving
PMA:J99.1856.
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