AN IVORY FIGURE OF CHRIST AS THE GOOD SHEPERD
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AN IVORY FIGURE OF CHRIST AS THE GOOD SHEPERD

GOA, WESTERN INDIA, 18TH CENTURY

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AN IVORY FIGURE OF CHRIST AS THE GOOD SHEPERD
GOA, WESTERN INDIA, 18TH CENTURY
The ivory figure wearing a tunic and sitting with crossed legs with a lamb on his left shoulder, on modern stand
7 ¼in.(13cm.) high
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

This delicate figure represents the Christ Child as the Good Shepherd asleep, with two lambs and a gourd of water; it was very likely part of a larger composition with Christ Child sitting on a mountain above a fountain and Marie Magdalene lying at the base and reading a book (see two complete examples at the Victoria and Albert Museum, ref. A.27-1984 and ref. A.38-1921). The typical composition would have had Christ Child on the top of the mountain, with Saints and vegetation at the bottom.
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