1. A woman as the Magdalen writing at a table in an interior (1500-1530). Workshop of Master of the Female Half-Lengths (Netherlandish, fl. circa 1500–1530). Oil on panel.

    It is believed that the Master was actually a studio, specializing in small panel paintings of young aristocratic ladies. The subjects were in half-length and devotional scenes, hence the name. They are engaged in various pursuits, such as reading, writing, and playing musical instruments. Some are shown with a jar of ointment, traditionally a symbol of Mary Magdalene.

     
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    Okay, for a minute I thought this was one of those joke paintings and she was repairing a wireless Apple keyboard.
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