Religious icon - tempera and gold on an icon board
About the Artwork: This image refers to an encounter between Mary Magdalene and the risen Christ. She doesn't recognize him at first and when she does, she reaches out to him. But he says: "Do not touch me, I have not yet ascended to my Father." Based on this encounter, Mary runs to tell the apostles that she has seen Jesus, and so she becomes "the Apostle to the Apostles." It's a powerful statement about a powerful woman.