Recognising saints: pot
Detail from Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, 'Mary Magdelene', about 1535-40
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.
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The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN