Apparition of Jesus to Mary Magdalene - Harry Clarke Stained-glass window

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St. Mary's Church Ballinrobe, County Mayo

By Averil Staunton

The elaborately dressed kneeling, red haired, Mary Magdalene does not at first recognise Jesus; until he speaks to her she traditionally assumed he was a gardener. The scene is placed within a garden. Balance is introduced to this design with three splashes of orange/yellow  with Mary’s hair, the demi-john jar within the shrubbery and its lid held in her elegant hand.

The predella: The Agony in the Garden depicts Jesus kneeling with his hands outstretched towards an angel holding a cross in the garden of Gethsemane.  This was just prior to his arrest, trial and crucifixion.  Two of his disciples lie asleep at the bottom right corner of the panel. 

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 14/08/2013.