The worshipper carrying a sacrificial lamb to the altar was an ancient religious motif which survived in early Christian art in representations of the Good Shepherd. Perhaps this mold-made plaque was used as a token for service rendered in the temple.
[Gallery label text, 1995]
E. S. David, New York (dealer); purchased from him by the Gallery in 1945
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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Scope: Reproduction only.
Susan Dodge Peters, ed.
Memorial Art Gallery: An Introduction to the Collection.
New York, New York: Memorial Art Gallery in association with Hudson Hills Press, 1988.
Article Scope: Entry and reproduction.
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester Handbook.
Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1961.
Article Author: Schlossman, Betty L..
Article Title: A Mesopotamian Offering Bearer.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery
Volume Number: 5
Issue Date: 1982.
Page Number: 1-7
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 2000--.
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