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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome M. and Alan J. Eisenberg

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

Dimensions

38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

1988.463

Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the island of Prokonnesos near Istanbul

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture