Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Flight to the Egypt
  • Marcantonio Raimondi, artist
    circa 1470 or 1482–1534
    born: Argini, near Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy) ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • Flight to the Egypt, 1506
  • Life of the Virgin
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 292 x 214 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 8 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0050.14
Label Text

There is a female figure (identified as Mary) on a donkey, being led by a male figure (identified as Joseph). There is an ox walking on the other side of the donkey. The figures are in a landscape with a variety of trees. In the top right corner there are fifteen baby heads with wings only. There are two chameleons or iguanas in lower center foreground.