The flight into Egypt is a story recounted in the the Gospel of Matthew. Soon after the visit by the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus since King Herod would seek the child to kill him. The episode is frequently shown in art, as the final episode of the Nativity of Jesus, and was a common component in cycles of the Life of the Virgin as well as the Life of Christ. Within the narrative tradition, iconic representation of the "Rest during the flight into Egypt" developed after the 14th century. This statue of St. Joseph at rest during the Flight into Egypt is part of this tradition. Approximately 3.25 in. high by 12 inches from halo to toe.