Flight To Egypt

Flight to Egpyt


Artist(s) Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (1447-1522)
Medium marble relief
Origin Pavia, Italy
Size 19 X 38.5
Donor Kress
December 9, 1061
Image Source STP



Amadeo was a member of the Lombard School of artists located in Milan, northern Italy . Amadeo worked on the Milan Cathedral. These finely carved reliefs, perhaps attached to an altar, could have been part of that project. This tablet portrays: The Flight to Egypt by Mary and Joseph with Jesus.

Each panel shows various artistic styles because Amadeo’s workshop employed several sculptors to make large projects. These are excellent examples of very fine carved marble and of the artist’s attempt to show depth by using reliefs of three figures. [source: tour notes]