- Mary Magdalene, in this painting, is depicted as a beautiful woman with long flowing hair, holding an ointment jar in her left hand. Her sumptuous clothing may allude to her former life as a courtesan, and her attribute of the ointment jar refers both to her anointing of Jesus' feet at a dinner and to her expectation of anointing the body of Christ in his tomb. In the lower left corner of the canvas is also a tower, usually associated with Saint Barbara.
- Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
- : 101 x 74 cm (without frame)
- Renaissance [Create]
- Late 16th or early 17th century [Create]
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