Recognising saints: pot

An ointment pot is one of the attributes of Saint Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene was a sinner who repented. She used her perfumed ointment to anoint Christ’s feet.

Savoldo, 'Mary Magdalene', about 1535-40
Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, Mary Magdalene, about 1535-40 

Mary Magdalene
Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
about 1535-40

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