Magdalene Statue and Miniature
Lady of the Labyrinth
Mary Magdalene is depicted here holding a chalice. There is confusion in the
Christian literature over her true identity and significance, but there seems to
be consensus that the historical "Mary of Magdala"
was a devoted disciple of Jesus.
Present at the Crucifixion and a witness to his resurrection, she is
sometimes considered to be the same Mary as Mary of Bethany, a female
"sinner," and a symbol of repentance.
Some scholars have suggested Mary Magdalen was a leader in the early Church.
Other modern writers have proposed that Mary was the wife of Jesus, possibly
traveling with him to Kashmir where they preached and raised a family.
She is presented here as Mary Magdelene, "Lady of
Materials: The image for this Mary
Magdalene statue figure was sculpted and touched-up in a larger size, then
miniaturized. Mission Studios figures are individually cast by hand, each one
antiqued and polished to highlight its details. The ivory substitute is a
proprietary casting material that is warm to the touch and very durable. Try
adding a drop of aromatic oil on the porous backs!
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