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Statuette of a shepherd carrying a sheep

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A young shepherd wearing a short tunic, boots, and a curious heavy hat, with flaps held up by a rope. The original base- a cluster of acanthus- is in one piece with the figure. This is set in a modern base. The figure is in two pieces, divided at the overfold of the tunic. The top piece...

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By 1987: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., 8 King Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6QT (auction, December 11, 1987, lot 45); purchased at the Christie's auction by Jerome M. and Alan J. Eisenberg; gift of Jerome M. and Alan J. Eisenberg to MFA, October 26, 1988

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Gift of Jerome M. and Alan J. Eisenberg

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.


38.1 cm (15 in.)

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Marble probably from the island of Prokonnesos near Istanbul


The Ancient World