Annuncation to the Shepherds.
 Pynacker, Adam, ca. 1620-1673

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Title:Annuncation to the Shepherds
Notes:"Shepherds were a despised occupational group. Shepherds could be romanticized, largely due to the status of King David, the once and future shepherd king...However, in social fact shepherds were generally ranked with ass drivers, tanners, sailors, butchers, camel drivers, and other despised occupations. Being away from home at night, they were unable to protect the honor of their women; hence they were presumed to be dishonorable. Often they were considered thieves because they grazed their flocks on other people's property." (Malina/Rohrbaugh, 93)
Artist:Pynacker, Adam, ca. 1620-1673
Building:California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Object/Function:Painting, panel
City/Town:San Francisco
Country:United States

Scripture:Luke 2:1-20
Person as Subject:Shepherds (Biblical figure)
Angel (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:BNatv
General Subject:Annunciation to the Shepherds

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Attribution:Pynacker, Adam, ca. 1620-1673. Annuncation to the Shepherds, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 27, 2020]. Original source:
Record Number:54163 Last Updated: 2012-11-27 16:47:56 Record Created: 2009-01-13 16:04:36
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Social science commentary on the Synoptic Gospels
Author:Malina, Bruce and Richard Rohrbaugh