Now this is where those medieval painters found plenty of license, a tradition that has carried on today. After all, they’re merely illustrating a biblical passage, aren’t they?

They look like a couple of debauched wenches in that one.

And then like servant girls.

But now as a well-heeled family with finer features and the trappings of wealth.

Now our classical painters let themselves go …

For some strange reason, I don’t recall seeing stained-glass windows in churches representing such wholesome family stories.

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