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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Author: Francisco Vieira de Matos (?)
Origin: Portugal
Dating: 18th century (1st half)
Material: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions (cm): 189 x 166,5
Inv. no.: MNAA1400 / PD0067dep

This painting depicts the Biblical passage of the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt – the final event of the Nativity of Jesus.

“[A]n angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up’, he said, ‘take the Child and His mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the Child to kill Him’. So he got up, took the Child and His mother during the night and left for Egypt”. (Matthew 2:13-14)

Objeto museológico (PDB)