Saturday, November 13, 2010

Flight to Egypt

The flight into Egypt is a biblical event described in the Gospel of Matthew (2:13), in which Joseph fled to Egypt with his wife Mary and infant son Jesus after a visit by Magi because they learn that King Herod intends to kill the infants of that area. The episode is frequently shown in art, as the final episode of the Nativity of Jesus in art, and was a common component in cycles of the Life of the Virgin as well as the Life of Christ. An oil painting I finished for Christmas at Artists of Grace

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