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Shepherd Carrying Lamb
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Shepherd Carrying Lamb


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Description This statue fragment depicts a shepherd carrying a lamb- possibly the Good Shepherd. The figure wears a tunic that is tied at the waist and holds the hind feet of the lamb with his right hand, the fore feet with his left. The head of the sculpture is gone, it is broken near the knees. Ther eare iron pins set into the legs- the marble is discolored around the iron.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/14/1966Treatmentcleaned
6/23/1971Treatmentcleaned
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 42]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Creator
Period
late 3rd-early 4th century (Early Christian)
Medium
white marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.53
Measurements
H: 16 7/16 in. (41.7 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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