Among the artist’s different representations of the figure of Mary of Magdala, follower of Jesus who followed him until his last breath on the cross, this artwork is probably the most famous since it has been exposed and issued on several art catalogues. The representation of moral pain goes beyond social dignity’s sense: the tragic nature of loss determines the withdrawal to any form of composure, which leaves its only trace in the act of covering her face with her hands to avoid seeing the truth of death.


  • Title: Mary of Magdala
  • Creator: Venanzo Crocetti
  • Date: 1956
  • Location: The Crocetti Museum, Rome
  • Physical Dimensions: cm. 102x68x30
  • Type: sculpture
  • Medium: bronze

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