Christ as the Good Shepherd

Circa 300
Museo Pio Cristiano, The Vatican

Non-Christian art of the time also featured images of shepherds, so scholars are not entirely certain that this statue was intended as a symbol of Christ's role as "the good shepherd" (John 10:11-18).

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.