The Flight into Egypt

Description

The church is adjacent to the cathedral, accessible from the door to the left beneath the organ. This sculpture is one of the eight scenes on the octagonal baptismal font. The artist combines the scenes of the angel’s warning (on the left) and the flight itself (on the right). Joseph leads the donkey bearing Mary and carries an already growing Jesus. As Mary carried Him in her womb (in utero), Joseph now carries Him on his shoulder (in humero).