Bay 17 - Key

The life of St Mary Magdalen

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Index to panels:
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or click the relevant row on the diagrams to the left to open in a new window).

 

1-3) Christ with Lazarus and Martha ??

4-6) Christ expels seven demons from Mary Magdalen

7-9) Christ with Mary and Martha ??

10-12) Supper at the house of Simon the Pharisee

13-15) Christ & Martha / Martha & Martilla ??

16-18) Martha working while Mary listens to Christ

19-21) Sickness and death of Lazarus

22-24) Funeral of Lazarus

25-27) Consolation of Mary / Mary's appeal to Christ

28-29) The raising of Lazarus

Overview:  
 

NB. Owing to the unconventional treatment of frames in this window (see below) the web-pages for bay 17 work slightly differently from the other ones. Clicking on any row on the images above will open a detailed view of that whole row in a new window - clicking the detailed view in that window will open another window with a higher-resolution image of just the selected panel.

 
Narrative structure :  
 

Though it may at first sight appear quite conventional, in this window, the "Good Samaritan Master" has constructed a tour-de-force of unusual framings (which is why for the purposes of this website I have treated each row as a complete entity). Each row may contain one, two or three distinct scenes and there is a sense, particularly with the fascinating fourth row, that the viewer is deliberately being challenged to disentangle the episodes, rather than simply flitting mechanically from frame to frame.

Other details:  
 

Grodecki Bay #: 16
Clement & Guitard pp. 64-5
Cahier & Martin vol.? p. ?