Van Limburg brothers 1375 – 1416

The Flight into Egypt

illuminated manuscript — 1408-09 Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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This work is linked to Matthew 2:14

Folio 63r from Les Belles Heures du Duc de Berry, illuminated by the Van Limburg brothers. In a dream, Joseph had been warned about king Herod's plan to kill his young son. Here, an angel leads the family to safety.

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