Large Antique Chalkware Sculpture of Infant Jesus, Child of Prague, Crown & Robe
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This handsome antique chalkware sculpture features Jesus Christ as a child, robed and crowned and carrying a globe representing the world in his left hand. With his right hand, Jesus blesses the world. This antique chalkware sculpture is known as the Infant Jesus Child of Prague, as the original Child of Prague sculpture is located in Prague in the Czech Republic and is a place of pilgrimage. This attractive antique sculpture of Christ would make a wonderful addition to your home.
INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE
The Infant Jesus of Prague, also called the Child of Prague, is a famous statue of the infant Jesus located in the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Prague. Its history started in the 17th century when a statue of the Infant Jesus was brought into Bohemia as a wedding gift to a Spanish Princess and was eventually given to the Discalced Carmelites. The sculpture was damaged during the Thirty Years War, but was eventually discovered again by Father Cyrillus. One day while praying before the sculpture, Father Cyrillus heard a voice saying, The more you honor me, the more I will bless you. Since that time, the sculpture has drawn thousands of devotees worldwide and many have claimed blessings, favors and miraculous healings due to petitioning the sculpture during a pilgrimage.
According to Irish Christian folklore, brides will place a Child of Prague statue outside their house the night before their wedding to ensure that there will be good weather for the wedding day.
Overall Condition is Used - Good. Shows normal wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use. There has been professional restoration to Christ
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- Width: 6 inches
- Height: 15 inches
- Depth: 3.5 inches
- Weight: 3.2 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.
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