EECKHOUT, Gerbrand van den
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Amsterdam)

Elisha and the Shunammite Woman

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.