A Jar for Pure Nard
A Jar for Pure Nard

In John's Gospel we read the beautiful and poignant account of how Mary, sister to Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead, took a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume, poured it on Jesus' feet, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house, we read and imagine, was filled with the nard's fragrance. When some complained at waste and needless extravagance, Jesus defended Mary's great gift; an act of anointing and love for the one who would die soon (see John, chapter 12, verses 1-8).

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Medium: Charcoal on paper

Year: 2010

A Jar for Pure Nard

In John's Gospel we read the beautiful and poignant account of how Mary, sister to Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead, took a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume, poured it on Jesus' feet, and wiped his feet with her hair. The house, we read and imagine, was filled with the nard's fragrance. When some complained at waste and needless extravagance, Jesus defended Mary's great gift; an act of anointing and love for the one who would die soon (see John, chapter 12, verses 1-8).

Medium: Charcoal on paper

Year: 2010