Magdalena

This icon recalls the Eastern orthodox tradition regarding red easter eggs. It is said that Mary Magdalene was sharing eggs at the tomb of Jesus and that the egg represented the boulder in front of it. When Christ rose the eggs miraculously turned red. After the Ascension when Mary Magdalene went to Rome and was greeted by the Emperor Tiberius. She related the story of Christ to which the Emperor scoffed that a man rising from the dead was as likely as the egg on his table turning red, which it promptly did. Eastern Christians still dye eggs red at Easter time in remembrance of this. Acrylic and gold leaf on wood (7.5in x 9in).

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