St. Mary Magdalene in Contemplation

Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

What distinguishes this painting of St. Mary Magdalene in her cell is the aged and seemingly careworn face. Otherwise the painting has all the usual details found in traditional images of this type: the skull; the book; the crucifix; the long, blond hair.

Detail: Mary Magdalene's face

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.