Niño Jesús

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
santo
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)
Measurements
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
1997.0097.0035
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.0035
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Christ Child
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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