Linda Dalton Walker Contemporary Artist, Original oil painting of self wearing green and holding a red egg, “Self-Portrait” deals with Mary Magdalene and her bearing witness to Christ’s resurrection, Oil on linen, 28.5 x 20.25, $700.00
On Easter morning Mary Magdalene was the first to bear witness to Christ’s resurrection. The Eastern tradition tells us that after the Ascension she journeyed to Rome where she was admitted to the court of Tiberius Caesar because of her high social standing. After describing how poorly Pilate had administered justice at Jesus' trial, she told Caesar that Jesus had risen from the dead. To help explain his resurrection she picked up an egg from the dinner table. Caesar responded that a human being could no more rise from the dead than the egg in her hand turn red. The egg turned red immediately, which is why red eggs have been exchanged at Easter for centuries. In the Byzantine East, the Eastern Orthodox Church, which includes the Russians, there is a fondness of blood red eggs at Easter. Gold letters are painted onto the red eggs.
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