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 

Painting
Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
about 1535-40
Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo: 'Mary Magdalene'

Explore more images of Saint Mary Magdalene in the collection

Carlo Crivelli: 'Saint Mary Magdalene'
Saint Mary Magdalene
Carlo Crivelli
Master of the Palazzo Venezia Madonna: 'Saint Mary Magdalene'
Saint Mary Magdalene
Master of the Palazzo Venezia Madonna
Rogier van der Weyden: 'The Magdalen Reading'
The Magdalen Reading
Rogier van der Weyden