The Life of Jesus in Paintings at Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

   P.1651 - §7 On this particular occasion at Simon's house, among those who came in off the street was a woman of unsavory reputation who had recently become a believer in the good news of the gospel of the kingdom. This woman was well known throughout all Jerusalem as the former keeper of one of the so-called high-class brothels located hard by the temple court of the gentiles. She had,

P.1652 - §0 on accepting the teachings of Jesus, closed up her nefarious place of business and had induced the majority of the women associated with her to accept the gospel and change their mode of living; notwithstanding this, she was still held in great disdain by the Pharisees and was compelled to wear her hair down--the badge of harlotry. This unnamed woman had brought with her a large flask of perfumed anointing lotion and, standing behind Jesus as he reclined at meat, began to anoint his feet while she also wet his feet with her tears of gratitude, wiping them with the hair of her head. And when she had finished this anointing, she continued weeping and kissing his feet.

   Visiting Simon the Pharisee
   Adoration of Shepherds
  Presentation of Jesus
   Mother and Child
   Mother and Child + others


Accademia of Venice

 Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venezia
   John the Baptist
   Calling of Apostles
   Resurrection of Lazarus
   Last Supper
   Destruction of Temple
   John Mark
   Saints and Martyrs
  Old Testament
   Adam and Eve
   Old Testament
   Venice History
  Other paintings