EECKHOUT, Gerbrand van den
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Amsterdam)
Elisha and the Shunammite Woman1664
Oil on canvas, 112 x 159 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest
In the Biblical story the prophet commands his servant to go with the kneeling woman and resurrect her dead son. In the typological comparison of Old and New Testament themes the kneeling Shunammite is a prefiguration of Mary Magdalene at the feet of Christ.