Sunday 30 December 2012

Return to Israel from Egypt

This charming sampler depicts the return of the Holy Family from Egypt - When herod Was dead The holy famil being Warned Of God returned Into the land of israel. Jesus is no longer the infant we remember from the nativity, he is now a sturdy toddler, and his mother, last seen on the donkey, still weak after given birth, is here in fullness of health, carrying fodder or fuel on her head. The stitcher of this charming work is anonymous, only the date 1862 is given.

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