Saint Mary Magdalene

This and the related panel of 'Saint Peter' by an unidentified Sienese painter are from the right side of a polyptych. A third panel exists showing Saint Paul (private collection). It has been suggested that the centre panel is the Virgin and Child once in the Palazzo Venezia, Rome (from which the painter takes his name), now in the Galleria Nazionale, Rome.

Mary Magdalene holds a pot of ointment with which she anointed Christ's feet.

Key facts

Artist dates
active mid-14th century
Full title
Saint Mary Magdalene
Date made
about 1350 (?)
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
60.1 x 34.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by the Misses Cumming in memory of their father, Charles D. Cumming, 1930
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Master of Palazzo Venezia Altarpiece Panels

Master of the Palazzo Venezia Madonna
about 1350 (?)
Master of the Palazzo Venezia Madonna: 'Saint Peter'