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    Maria Magdalena, Jan van Scorel, ca. 1530, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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    The woman is Mary Magdalen. A jar of ointment is her usual attribute, with which she is said to have tended Jesus’s feet. Van Scorel portrayed her as a seductive, lavishly dressed courtesan, a reference to her apparent origins as a prostitute. Her costume shows the influence of Italian painting on Van Scorel, which he absorbed when he travelled to Rome. Jan van Scorel, 1530.

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    Mary Magdalen by Jan van Scorel @ Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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