E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
In Christian art, an emblem of the Redeemer, called the Lamb of God. It is also the attribute of St. Agnes, St. Geneviève, St. Catherine, and St. Regina. John the Baptist either carries a lamb or is accompanied by one. It is also introduced symbolically to represent any of the types of Christ; as Abraham, Moses, and so on.