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Maker(s):Dürer, Albrecht
Culture:German (1471-1528)
Title:The Flight into Egypt from the series The Life of the Virgin
Date Made:1503-1505
Place Made:Germany; Nuremberg
Measurements:Mat: 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm; Image: 11 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 29.845 cm x 20.955 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within image): AD ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. r. (pen, black ink): [stylized tuplip?, shape with round bottom and two points at top] 75 [written in center of shape in pencil]
Accession Number:  MH 1989.L17.6
Credit Line:Anonymous Loan
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Set in a forest, Joseph leads a cow and a donkey, which Mary and the Child ride, over a small bridge. In the upper right corner amongst clouds are a dozen disembodied cherubs.

Christianity; biblical; forests

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