"And when [Mary Magdalen] had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." John 20:14-17
Duccio di Buoninsegna helped paint a massive altarpiece in the Cathedral of Siena, capturing thirty-eight scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary and the life of Christ. Duccio's depiction of the above Gospel account shows Mary Magdalen in bright red and in supplication before the risen Christ.
Let Him easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us, be a crimson-cresseted east.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins
5" x 7"
*printed on matte white card stock
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