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Christ the Good Shepherd

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In 3 niches around the oval base are sleeping figures of Joseph and two lambs. On the stepped pedestal above are more sheep and lambs with two small figures flanking a fountain mask. Above sits Joseph, sandals on his crossed feet, knee-length coat, a lamb

Provenance

1930, gift of Edward Royall Tyler (b. 1854 - d. 1942), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 6, 1930)

Credit Line

Gift of E. Royall Tyler

Portuguese, 17th century

Object Place

Portugal

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 7.4 x 6.6cm (8 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 2 5/8in.)

Accession Number

30.155

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture