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Infant Jesus as the Good Shepherd
 

Photograph: Joaquim Real
© Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança

 
17th century
Unknown artist
Museum and Library of the House of Braganza
Vila Viçosa, District of Evora, Portugal
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An ivory carved Indo-Portuguese representation of the Infant Jesus as the Good Shepherd. The Infant sits on a three-tiered rocky mountain featuring scenes from the Life of Christ. The Tree of Jessé, a symbol of the Holy Trinity, fans out as a background.
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Historical Cross Referencing
Historical and Artistic Introduction