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Mary Magdalen in Penitence

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Painted reddish, terracotta, Mary Magdalen in Penitence. The nude saint with long hair falling over back and shoulders, her left hand at her breast, her right holding the skull, reclines cross-legged on a straw mat. The polychromy (flesh color, brownish hair and mat, grayish-green base) is...

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Provenance

1965, Blumka Gallery, New York; May 18, 1965, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 12, 1983)

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

South German, 16th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

16.51 x 9.05 cm (6 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.50

Medium or Technique

Polychrome terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture