Mary Magdalen in Penitence
Object Place: Europe, Germany
16.51 x 9.05 cm (6 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 probably 18th century. The toes of the left foot broken off.
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)
Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson