The Arrival of Mary Magdalene, Martha, and Lazarus at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

17th century
Tapestry
Musée Fau, Conques, France

St. Mary Magdalene is in the bow with a gospel book; Lazarus and Martha are praying behind her. The story of their voyage to France was a medieval invention: see this explanation on the page for St. Mary Magdalene.

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a small resort town in Provence. From Roman times until recently it was a fishing village. It claims to be where the three saints landed when they sailed to Gaul from Palestine.

Read more about St. Mary Magdalene, St. Martha, and St. Lazarus.

Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.