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The Adoration of the Shepherds

Carved, polychrome, and estofado wood

1550 - 1600
x 40 x 36 cm

This carved wooden panel shows the Adoration of the Shepherds. The Christian Bible tells that simple shepherds came to pay devotion to the newly born Jesus. Religious art, such as this carved sculpture, often presented sacred stories in a way that was easily understood by the people.


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