'Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene', ivory

'Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene', ivory

'Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene'
Ivory
Germany (Cologne)
About 1390-1400
Elephant ivory
Museum no. A.26-1958 

After his resurrection Christ appeared to Mary by the empty tomb. He asked her not to touch him but to go to the disciples with the message that he had now risen. Here the scene takes place beneath elaborate canopies and in front of a screen.