The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Copy of a work by Pomponio Amalteo (1505-1588)
Church of All Saints (The Ognissanti), Venice, Italy
St. Joseph is as usual an old man with a staff. The customary ass is absent: the Virgin Mary sits on a bit of niche in a cliff. An angel hands her a fruit from the palm tree, an adaptation of the story in chapter 20 of The Gospel of Pseudo Matthew.
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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.