Floris van Wanroij Fine Art

The Flight into Egypt


Southwest Germany I Possibly Swabia
Late Gothic I Third quarter of the 15th Century I Ca. 1470

Lime-wood I Carved in high relief I With largely original polychrome and gilding
H. 43,2 cm. W. 35,4 cm. D. 8,4 cm.


With Kunsthandel Borzo I Den Bosch I The Netherlands I With a label on the reverse (ref. nr. B 6804);
Collection Dreesmann-Houtkooper I The Netherlands;
Thence by decent private collection I Breda I The Netherlands

Detail Description

This charming group depicts the Flight the Holy Family to Egypt (Matthew 2:13), here represented as Joseph on foot and Mary siting on a donkey with the Christ Child in her arms was. Two Angels accompany the Holy Family on their journey. The somewhat naivety of the present group reinforces the intimacy of the scene. The characteristic round faces are typical of sculpture originating from the Swabian region.

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The Flight into Egypt


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