Kitchen Scene with Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

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At first glance, this picture is an abundant kitchen scene. However, the painting has a subtle religious theme. A group of figures can be seen in the distant background. They include Mary Magdalene,who sits listening to Jesus preaching. Meanwhile, Mary’s sister Martha works hard in the kitchen. When Martha complained about her sister’s lack of help, she was told that Mary was doing God’s work