Sheep with Caduceus
78. Many interpretations are possible for the sheep, here ruminating in a sparse landscape: perhaps a sacrificial animal of Greek or Roman rituals such as the Roman suovetaurilia; the Paschal lamb of Passover, an instrument of deliverance for the "children of Israel"; and in Christian contexts, the "Lamb of God," representing Jesus. Wall painting. Cubiculum I, catacomb of Vigna Randanini.

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