"This quaint, rude figure, found in an early Christian tomb in Asia Minor, dates probably from the beginning of the third century. It is the oldest known statue of Christ. He wears the coarse garb of an Oriental peasant; his countenance is gentle and thoughtful; on his broad shoulders rests a lamb."—Webster, 1913

Christ the Good Shepherd

"This quaint, rude figure, found in an early Christian tomb in Asia Minor, dates probably from the beginning…

An illustration of a Sheep Dog on a hill keeping watch as the sheep pass by.

Sheep Dog

An illustration of a Sheep Dog on a hill keeping watch as the sheep pass by.

Hulda, the Norse goddess of spring sits on the throne in her cave. A shepherd finds this cave and as a reward, Hulda gives him anything in the cave. He chooses the blue flowers she holds in her hand.

Hulda and the Shepherd

Hulda, the Norse goddess of spring sits on the throne in her cave. A shepherd finds this cave and as…

This painting by Giotto is one of the many religious pieces that he created. It can be found in the Arena Chapel in Padua, Italy.

Joachim Retires to the Sheepfold

This painting by Giotto is one of the many religious pieces that he created. It can be found in the…

An illustration of a man playing a clarinet while sitting with sheep at his feet.

Man Playing Clarinet

An illustration of a man playing a clarinet while sitting with sheep at his feet.

Pistil and stamens of a shepherd's purse.

Pistil and stamens of shepherd's purse

Pistil and stamens of a shepherd's purse.

Sheared sheep runs away from shepherd.

Sheep shearing

Sheared sheep runs away from shepherd.

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

Shepherds

Three shepherds with a flock of sheep.

A hunter, shepherd, and farmers working on the shore.

Shore Scene

A hunter, shepherd, and farmers working on the shore.

A soldier with a bear and a shepherd with a sheep.

Soldier and Shepherd

A soldier with a bear and a shepherd with a sheep.