|Saint Mary Magdalene was faithful follower of Jesus and was the first witness of Resurrection.
Saint Mary Magdalene is mentioned many times in the Gospels. Most notably she was witness to the crucifixion and burial of Christ, as well as the discovery of the empty tomb.
Saint Mary clasps a jar because the woman who washed Jesus’ feet in the Gospels who is often thought to be Saint Mary Magdalene. Mr. Willet suggested placing Saint Mary Magdalene in a group with Saint Veronica and Saint Martha because they “attended to the physical welfare of Jesus.”
In the predella, the cross in her shield represents her role in the Passion of Christ.