Orthodox icon of Saint Mary Magdalene, hand painting on wooden panel
Russia 19th century
Size: 31 x 26,5 cm
Mary Magdelene, was a woman who, traveled with Jesus Christ as one of his early and closest followers and was a witness to his crucifixion, and burial.
Mary Magdalene was the first to witness the resurrection.
Mary’s epithet Magdalene may mean that she came from the town of Magdala.
Mary Magdalene is now considered to be a saint by the Catholic, and by the Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches.