Images of the Divine Child

Jesus, the Christ Child, is saved because Joseph, acting on the warning of the angel in a dream, take Mary and child into Egypt. A Romanesque bronze relief from the doors of the Cathedral of Saint Sophia in Novgorod shows Mary holding the Child, each in erect iconic postures sitting on a mule led by Joseph. Another representation of the same incident painted by the Brothers Limbourg for the Duc de Berry shows a patient, furry mule with the Mother and Child and angels around them (Figures 23 and 24).

[aras-image:5De.021,,9,,,Figure 23 Flight into Egypt.]
[aras-image:5Fk.007,,9,,,Figure 24 Flight into Egypt.]