Egg tempera and 22K gold leaf on linden board with oak splines
15-1/2" x 22"
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John 20:16 is a verse in the Gospel of John in the Bible. The verse describes the moment that Marie Madeleine realizes that Jesus has returned from the dead. Mary has found Jesus' tomb empty and is worrying about what happened to his body. At first she does not recognize Jesus when he appears, thinking he is a gardener. In John 20:16 she recognizes him when he calls her by name.
"Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She
turned herself, and saith unto him,
Rabboni; which is to say, Master."