‘Noli me tangere’ is the Latin for ‘touch me not’, the words spoken to Mary Magdalene by Christ after she discovers him risen from the tomb (‘Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father’ John 20: 17). 

Probably by Jacopo di Cione, documented 1365; died 1398 -1400 Noli me tangere about 1368-70 Egg tempera on wood, 56 x 38.2 cm Presented by Henry Wagner, 1924 NG3894 https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/NG3894

Mary Magdalene – 1st Among followers

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