Antoni Gaudí, The Flight into Egypt
First quarter of the 20th century
Stone, detail of the Joseph Portal
Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, Barcelona
Gaudí's sculpture of the Flight into Egypt brings an ancient tradition from the apocrypha into the 20th century, the inclusion of Joseph's son by an earlier marriage. As in medieval images, it is the son who leads the ass.
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.