The Flight into Egypt, from the series Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christi

Public Domain

Artist(s) / maker(s)

Maerten de Vos (after)
,
Joannes Galle (publisher)
,
Jan-Baptist Barbé (engravers (printmakers))

Date

ca. 1598 - 1618
The Holy Family flees to Egypt. Joseph goes on foot and the Virgin Mary rides on a donkey with the Christ child in her arms (Matthew 2:13-15). In the background we see a cornfield with reapers and Herod's army searching for the Christ child to kill him. The print has a Latin caption; it is part of a series on…
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The Holy Family flees to Egypt. Joseph goes on foot and the Virgin Mary rides on a donkey with the Christ child in her arms (Matthew 2:13-15). In the background we see a cornfield with reapers and Herod's army searching for the Christ child to kill him. The print has a Latin caption; it is part of a series on the life of Christ.
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More about this work

Features
Artist(s) / maker(s) Maerten de Vos VIAF RKD Wikidata, Joannes Galle VIAF RKD , Jan-Baptist Barbé
Type burin engraving
Category prints (visual works) AAT
Material paper
Dimensions 183 x 217 mm
Location Work currently not on display
Object number 2014-LZ-6
Description
Subjects religious symbolism AAT, landscapes , figures (representations)
Tags New Testament Iconclass, Christ Iconclass, Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass, the Virgin Mary Iconclass, the foster-father of Christ, Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary; possible attributes: flowering rod or wand, lily, carpenter's tools Iconclass, ass, donkey Iconclass, farm or solitary house in landscape Iconclass, farm (building) Iconclass, riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman Iconclass, escape, escape attempts Iconclass, flight, running away; pursuing Iconclass, elopement, running away Iconclass, flight into Egypt and miracles during the journey Iconclass, fugitives Iconclass, fugitives 'en route' Iconclass, the massacre of the innocents Iconclass, the massacre of the innocents and the flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) Iconclass, the flight into Egypt: Mary, Joseph, the child (and sometimes others) on their way; Mary usually riding on an ass Iconclass, trees Iconclass, fortress Iconclass, agriculture Iconclass, farmers Iconclass, farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife Iconclass, male sex; man Iconclass, female sex; woman Iconclass, standing figure Iconclass, standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass, sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass, walking-stick, staff, cane Iconclass, harvest Iconclass, reaping, picking, mowing ~ harvest Iconclass, Herod gives orders to slay the children Iconclass, the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass, Holy Family (alone), 'Trinitas terrestris' Iconclass, art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
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