The Rest on the Flight into Egypt is a painting by Paris Bordon (1500-1571) don’t let the name confuse you he was Italian.
As Joseph leads the donkey to water and John the Baptist greets Jesus and enchants my daughter, Mary reclines and I find myself honing in on her foot, actually hers was the first foot that caught my eye.
It isn’t really even a sandal, for even riding on a donkey it is hard to imagine it staying on. It isn’t traveling footwear for it offers no support or protection. It isn’t the property of a poor provincial girl. It reminded me of henna work, its swirls, its dots, its sweeps, but rather than an earthy red it is the brightness of gold.