26. St. Peter and Paul Church, East Harling, East window, Mary Magdalene, 1480.
The figure of Mary Magdalene, whose lower portion  is damaged, is set upon a background of quarries painted with baskets and aprons.  These heraldic motifs, called badges or charges are associated with Sir William Chamberlain, Anne Harling’s first husband.   He is buried with Anne in the elaborate tomb to the north side of the chancel.  The quarries showing flowers with wings attached were added at a later date to complete the panel.
Mary holds a jar of ointment in her right hand and tresses of hair in her left hand.  These attributes come from her identification as the woman in the Gospel who asked for forgiveness at Christ's feet..  "Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he (Christ) was at table in the house of the Pharisee.  Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment, she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears.  Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with ointment.  (Luke 7: 37-38; Mark 14: 3-9)