Fra Angelico: the Armadio degli Argenti 3

The Flight into Egypt

O.T. reference Psalm 55, v 6-8: And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

The Massacre of the Innocents

O.T. reference probably from Jeremiah 31.15: ‘Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.’

                                     Christ Among the Doctors
An interesting addition here is the image of a Dominican Friar in the right background. In The story of Fra -Angelico - Refelections in Mirrors, a paper by Cyril Gerbon, it is suggested that this might represent Fra Angelico himself.
 O.T. reference: Jeremiah 8 v 9: 'The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?'


                                             The Wedding at Cana
     Attributed to Baldovinetti.

O.T. reference Exodus ch7 v17: ‘Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.’

                                           The Baptism of Christ
Attributed to Baldovinetti. The O.T. reference Kings 2 Ch 5: 'Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God.'
                                               The Transfiguration
Attributed to Baldovinetti. O.T. reference Ezekiel Ch 43 v 2:  'Behold the glory of the God of Israel'.


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