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Image of Flight into Egypt and Return from Egypt

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Flight into Egypt and Return from Egypt

ca. 1825
19th c
9 in. x 7 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (22.86 cm x 19.05 cm x 11.43 cm)

Staffordshire, England, English, b. mid 17th Century

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, England, Staffordshire
Medium and Support: Earthenware with enamel decoration
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
Accession Number: 2005.108.a.b
a- Flight into Egypt- H: 9; W: 7 1/2; D: 4 1/2 inches
b- Return from Egypt- H: 9; W; 7 1/2; D: 4 1/2

Staffordshire ceramics often depict various significant moments in the life of Christ. Here, Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus are shown on their way into Egypt to save the child from being killed by King Herod. According to the Bible, when King Herod died, an angel appeared to Joseph instructing him to "take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead."

2003 - 2004: "Clay Bodies: Staffordshire Figurative Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld," October 4, 2003 - April 4, 2004, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Object Description
Representational Earthenware sculptures

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  • see Display Comments for complete dimensions Dimensions: 9 x 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (22.86 x 19.05 x 11.43 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Jonathan Horne
    Role: dealer
    Place: London, England
    Dates: 05/28/1991

  • Owner Name: Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
    Role: private collector
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: 05/28/1991, 2005

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