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Statuette representing a shepherd - Roman Empire I / 2nd century AD
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Ref : 92956
14 000 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Roman Empire
Medium :
White marble
Dimensions :
l. 8.66 inch X H. 14.96 inch X P. 5.91 inch
Ancient Art  - Statuette representing a shepherd - Roman Empire I / 2nd century AD BC to 10th century - Statuette representing a shepherd - Roman Empire I / 2nd century AD  - Statuette representing a shepherd - Roman Empire I / 2nd century AD Antiquités - Statuette representing a shepherd - Roman Empire I / 2nd century AD
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Statuette representing a shepherd - Roman Empire I / 2nd century AD

This carved figure represents the image of the "good shepherd," a common theme in Christian art. This white marble statuette, acephalous, is dressed in draped cloth, girded at the waist and holding a lamb. The shepherd was often used to symbolize the protection that Jesus would have over his followers. As is well known, the figure of the shepherd carrying a sheep on his shoulders was a widespread image long before Christianity made it its own and gave it a new meaning, linked to Christ the "Good Shepherd" and the parable of the lost sheep. The fragment comes from the Roman Empire and was kept in a Swiss private collection purchased before 1965.

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