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Christ the Good Shepherd


Christ is often sculpted and painted as the Good Shepherd in Early Christian art from the Roman catacombs. One prominent example is a third or fourth century marble sculpture.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian art and symbolism



Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


  • N7832



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Finaldi, Gabriele. The Image of Christ. 2000.

                           Call Number: N8050.F485 2000 (Also in REF)

  • Jensen, Robin Margaret. Understanding Early Christian Art. 2000.

                           Call Number: N7832 .J46 2000 (Also in REF)

  • Lowden, John. Early Christian and Byzantine Art. 1997.

                            Call Number: N7832 .L565 1997 (Also in REF)

  • MacGregor, Neil. Seeing Salvation. 2000.

                            Call Number: N8050.M29 2000



Reference Materials


  • De Borchgrave, Helen. A Journey into Christian Art. Call Number: REF N7830 .D32 2000

o        Pg. 12

  • Finaldi, Gabriele. The Image of Christ.Call Number: REF N8050.F485 2000

o        Pg. 12-13  (Also in Circulating)

  • Jensen, Robin Margaret. Understanding Early Christian Art.Call Number: REF N7832.J46 2005 

o        Pg. 20, 32-33, 37-41 (Also in Circulating)

  • Lowden, John. Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Call Number: REF N7832.L565 1997

o        Pg. 21 (Also in Circulating)

  • Murray, Peter. The Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture. Call Number: REF N7830.M87 1996

o        Pg. 486-8

  • Speake, Jennifer. The Dent Dictionary of Symbols in Christian Art. Call Number: REF N7825.S68 1994 

o        Pg. 127-8



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  • Oxford Art Online



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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Last Revised on May 12, 2006




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