MS M.643, fol. 6v (Miniature no. 11)

Christ: anointed by Woman

Florence, Italy
ca. 1320
245 x 176 mm

Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1919

MS M.643
Page description: 

Christ: anointed by Woman -- In room with coffered ceiling, woman, possibly Mary Magdalen, in red mantle, prostrate, embraces foot of Christ, decorated crossed nimbus. He sits on bench at end of draped table on which are knives, cross-inscribed loaves, fishes on plates, glasses, and other objects. Simon the Leper, head draped, is flanked by Apostle Peter and Evangelist John, both nimbed. All, with hands raised, sit at the table.
Decorated frame.