Richard Saltonstall Greenough (American, 1819-1904). <em>Mary Magdalene</em>, 1869. Marble, 70 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., 900 lb. (178.8 x 62.2 x 49.5 cm, 408.24kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Cooper Union Museum of Art, 62.153. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 62.153_bw.jpg)

Mary Magdalene

Artist:Richard Saltonstall Greenough

Medium: Marble


Dimensions: 70 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., 900 lb. (178.8 x 62.2 x 49.5 cm, 408.24kg)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 62.153

Image: 62.153_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Life-sized sculpture of woman in contrapposto pose; head tilted back in expression of grief (eyes closed and lips parted), tendrils of long hair fall over shoulders; holds proper right arm over head; proper left arm rests at side with crown of thorns in hand; figure in classical dress with robe wrapped around waist and draped over right arm down back; stands on flat ovoid base with straight front edge. Condition: Good.

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