Vintage Chalkware Sculpture of the Infant Jesus Child of Prague in Crown & Robe
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8.50H x 6W x 2.50D
Dating to the 1930s, this colorful Vintage Chalkware Sculpture of the Infant Jesus Christ Child of Prague was likely carried home as a souvenir by a visitor to the shrine in the city of Prague. Rumored to have been owned by Saint Teresa of Avila, the original Infant Jesus Sculpture eventually arrived in Bohemia in the 17th century. Many pilgrims to the site claim they have received blessings and miraculous healing in the presence of the Infant Jesus Child of Prague.
In overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel, or chalkware object, wear to a painted surface, speckling on a mirror, crazing, wear to gilding, or manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, wear to a label, and some original decorative trim may be missing. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Good condition' could include very small fleabite chips or very small hairline cracks in any glass, ceramic, or marble item, but these would be specifically mentioned in the listing.
Shows normal wear to the painted finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings, and scratches due to age and use.
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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.
Infant Jesus Child of Prague
Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object that is considered sacred, divine, or of the highest truth. The Christian religion is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God.
Christianity has played a prominent role in shaping Western civilization since the 4th century. Currently Christianity has between 1.5 billion and 2.1 billion followers, representing about a quarter to a third of the world's population. With more than 1 billion members, the Roman Catholic Church is the largest church representing over half of all Christians and one sixth of the world's population.
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- Width: 6 inches
- Height: 8.5 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.