The Pitcairn Flight into Egypt

Number 1, 2016

The biblical story of the Flight into Egypt recounts how Joseph took Jesus and Mary to Egypt after an angel warned him in a dream that Herod was planning to kill the Christ Child (Gospel of Matthew 2:13-15). Glencairn’s 12th-century panel of stained glass depicting this event, from the Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, may be the Museum’s most famous work of art—but this was not always the case.

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