A lamb symbolizes youth and innocence; in Christian art, seen also as a sacrificial animal, it is emblematic of Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God, see John 1:29).
A lamb is the emblem of St Agnes and St John the Baptist.
like a lamb to the slaughter as a helpless victim.
See also ewe lamb, God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb, one might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb, Larry the Lamb, March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb, Paschal Lamb at paschal.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Medicine and Health.