09 Works, Today, July 22th, is Mary Magdalene’s day, her story thru art #203

Emiliana School of the seventeenth century
Emiliana School of the seventeenth century
Oil on canvas
83×110 cm
I have no further description of this artwork at this time

Mary Magdalene, sometimes called Mary of Magdala, or simply the Magdalene, was a Jewish woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and its aftermath. She is mentioned by name twelve times in the canonical gospels, more than most of the apostles and more than any other non-family woman in the Gospels. Mary came from the town of Magdala, a fishing town on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Mary Magdalene as one of the women who traveled with Jesus and helped support his ministry “out of their resources”, indicating that she was probably relatively wealthy. The same passage also states that seven demons had been driven out of her…

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