Niño Jesús

Jesus Christ is represented in a variety of forms in Catholic art and devotion, one of the most familiar being the scene of his crucifixion. Almost as frequently, Christ is shown as an infant, often being held by his mother, the Virgin Mary. This wooden figure of El Niño Jesús, the Christ Child, is from the late 19th century.
Description (Spanish)
Existen múltiples representaciones de Jesucristo en el arte y la devoción católicos, siendo una de las más familiares la escena de su crucifixión. Casi con la misma frecuencia se representa a Cristo cuando era niño, a menudo en brazos de su madre, la Virgen María. Esta figura de madera del Niño Jesús data de fines del siglo XIX.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Late 19th century
Physical Description
plaster; wood; paint (overall material)
handmade (overall production method/technique)
plaster (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 20.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 11/16 in x 5 5/16 in
place made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Puerto Rico
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Christ Child
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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