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The Flight into Egypt

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1648

Artist:

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

About this artwork

Executed during Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s second visit to Rome, this classical composition illustrates the Biblical story in which the infant Christ commanded a palm tree to bow down so that the Virgin might pick its fruit during the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt to escape Herod’s soldiers.

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Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

The Flight into Egypt

Origin

Italy

Date

1647–1648

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

295 × 206 mm (image); 298 × 206 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Mary S. Adams Fund

Reference Number

1979.660

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