Statuette of the “Good Shepherd”. Fragmentary relief from the front of a sarcophagus, reworked in full relief.
End of the 3rd — beginning of the 4th cent. CE.
Extensive restoration by Giuseppe Angelini, 1764.
Inv. No. 28590 (ex 103).
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Christian Museum Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Statuette of the “Good Shepherd”. Fragmentary relief from the front of a sarcophagus, reworked in full relief.

End of the 3rd — beginning of the 4th cent. CE.
Extensive restoration by Giuseppe Angelini, 1764.
Inv. No. 28590 (ex 103).

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pio-Christian Museum
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio Cristiano)

Origin:
Unknown; then in the Mariotti’s collection (?); then in the Christian Museum of Benedict XIV (restoration by G. Angelini, 1764); since 1854 in the Pio Christian Museum.
Credits:

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History of Ancient Rome