Noli me tangere

A story from the New Testament (John 20: 14-18) tells how Mary Magdalene at first mistook the Risen Christ for a gardener: he is shown holding a hoe. She kneels before him and Christ urges her not to touch him, saying 'Noli me tangere'.

This is a pinnacle panel from a Florentine altarpiece of the 1370s.

Key facts

Artist dates
documented 1365; died 1398 -1400
Full title
Noli me tangere
Date made
about 1368-70
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
56 x 38.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Henry Wagner, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery