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The Flight into Egypt
(c. 1510)

wool, silk, metallic thread, linen
270.4 × 302.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Brussels, Flanders
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1953
Gallery location
Not on display
"The Flight into Egypt", Burgundian, late Gothic, is the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph's escape from Bethlehem into Egypt. The elements of the story are depicted in the tapestry with Jesus, Mary and Joseph resting whilst being watched by three angels. A peasant in the top corner is harvesting his wheat and being questioned by King Herod's soldiers on horseback.