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A Late Roman Marble Trapezophoros Figure of the Good Shepherd, late 3rd/5th Century A.D.
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A Late Roman Marble Trapezophoros Figure of the Good Shepherd, late 3rd/5th Century A.D.
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A Late Roman Marble Trapezophoros Figure of the Good Shepherd, late 3rd/5th Century A.D.
holding a ram over his shoulders and grasping the animal's feet against his chest with his right hand, his formerly extended left hand once holding a shepherd's staff, and wearing a short tunic belted at the waist, an animal once standing at his side; no restorations.
Height 60 cm.
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Provenance

French private collection, acquired in the middle part of the last century
French private collection, Coulommiers, Ile-de-France, by descent

Catalogue Note

Other copies of this specific type, a creation of the Constantinian Period, have been found all around the Mediterranean world. Most of the known examples come from Asia Minor (N. Firatli, La sculpture byzantine figurée au Musée archéologique d'Istanbul, 1990, nos. 42-47, and J. Spier, ed., Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art, 2007, p. 190f., no. 21), others from Almeria, Seville, Rome, Athens, Sparta, Caesarea Maritima, Alexandria, and from as far East as southern Iraq.

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