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Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb (Rembrandt van Rijn, 1638) Oil on Canvas

To celebrate Easter, Ferrebeekeeper usually posts a crucifixion image on Good Friday, but, this year, we are highlighting a different part of the story.  Here is a masterpiece by Rembrandt showing the moment when the resurrected Jesus (apparently wearing a 17th century pirate costume which must have obtained on the other side of the grave) reveals himself to Mary Magdalen.  Poor Mary is unable to fully grasp what is going on.  The expression on her face vacillates between raw astonishment, delight, disbelief, grief, and madness as the human mind grapples unsuccessfully to categorize and grasp divinity.

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