Mary of Bethany at Jesus' feet


Mary of Bethany at Jesus' feet

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Icon nb 15

Size : 42 x 35 cm.

Linden board

Gilded haloes and background. Egg tempera.

Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

John, XII



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