The Magdalen

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Trunk Volume One: Hair, 2009, pp. 35 - 35
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Medieval and Renaissance paintings of the crucifixion almost always include a woman kneeling and crying just below Christ's feet. Her hair is often blonde, sometimes reddish, and very long. The other women depicted have dark hair, mostly hidden beneath scarves or pinned up. This is Mary Magdalen, patron saint of hair and hairdressers, and her abundant hair is integral to the tales that surround her.
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