Easter: The Three Women at the Tomb

Happy Easter! He is risen!

Here is the way the story is told in the Gospel of Mark:

1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Mag’dalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salo’me, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; —it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.

Mark 16: 1-8

The episode as shown in images:

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Lorenzo Monaco. Antiphonary [with Entombment - on the top - and Three Marys at the Tomb - on the bottom] (Cod. Cor. 1, folio 3). 1396. Tempera and gold on parchment, 463 x 480 mm. Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Peter Cornelius. The Three Marys at the Tomb. 1815-22. Oil on canvas, 63 x 75 cm. Neue Pinakothek, Munich

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Ferrer Bassa. Three Women at the Tomb. c. 1346. Fresco
Monastery of Pedralbes, Barcelona

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Annibale Carracci. Holy Women at Christ’ s Tomb. 1590s. Oil on canvas, 121 x1 46 cm. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Three Marys At The Tomb,  1876.

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Hubert van Eyck. The Three Marys at the Tomb. - Oil on wood, 71,5 x 89 cm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

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LORENZO Monaco
Antiphonary (Cod. Cor. 1, folio 3)
1396
Tempera and gold on parchment, 463 x 480 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

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Jacques Bellange. The Three Marys at the Tomb. 1620s. Etching, 442 x 287 mm. British Museum, London

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Fra Angelico. Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb (Cell 8). 1440-42. Fresco, 181 x 151 cm. Convento di San Marco, Florence

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Unknown artist. Myrrh bearing Women at the Tomb. St. Alban’s Psalter. 12th century. in the Dombibliothek, Hildesheim, Germany

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