The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
The Good Shepherd
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • The Good Shepherd
  • Sri Lanka and Goa
  • c. 1550 - 1600
  • Statuette with stand
  • Rock crystal, gold, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, wooden stand inlaid with mother of pearl and stained ivory
  • Height: 12.8 cm
  • Label: I40 old inventory number
  • S50
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Antonio Capello, Venice, by 1702;
    Sold by Capello to Landgrave Karl von Hessen-Kassel (1654-1730, reigned 1677-1730)
    Kassel Kunstkammer 1710-1806
    Hidden in the Sababurg in the Reinhardswald in October 1806 with other treasures from the Kassel collections; hiding place betrayed, stolen by French occupying troops
    Acquired by Sir Richard Wallace from Messrs. Durlacher on 15 February 1876, for £100