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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Morning of the Resurrection

Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)
The Morning of the Resurrection 1882
Oil on canvas, 32 1/2 x 60 inches.
Tate Britain, London


The scene is based on the Gospel of St John Chapter XX, v 14, "And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus."

It represents, the gap between the Magdalen's sight of, and recognition of Christ.

The angels are making the ancient sign of adoration, of covering the mouth