Here Mary Magdalene is shown as “penitent”, with her hand resting on a skull and her eyes raised to the sky, as though enraptured in contemplation. In the middle ground, an angel comes to her, looking at her and pointing with his left forefinger towards the reality of heaven.


  • Title: The Magdalen and the Angel
  • Creator: Giulio Cesare Procaccini
  • Date Created: c. 1618 - 1620
  • Physical Dimensions: 69.5 x 47 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Movement: 17th century painting
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Panel
  • Depicted Topic: Magdalene, angel, skull

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