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Wooden church statue "Infant Jesus of Prague", Czechoslovakia, presumably 19th century.

Lot reference 14680427

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In good condition, with minor traces of wear

Nineteenth century wooden church statue from the former Czechoslovakia, of the "Infant Jesus of Prague", by an unknown maker.

Condition:
In good condition considering its age. No damage, apart from a couple of tears that the old statue incurred due to drying of the wood. These tears are clearly visible in the picture. The statue was once sawn from a larger whole, the sawing traces are clearly visible from the top of the statue.
The statue cannot stand independently without support.

Dimensions:
Statue height 42 cm.
Width 25 cm.
Thickness 17 cm.
Weight 3 kg.

Origin:
This is a wooden statue from a church in former Czechoslovakia.
The statue depicts "Infant Jesus of Prague". This is a wooden copy of the original famous statue above the high altar of the church in Prague: The church of Our Lady Victorious That particular statue is made of wax and is 45 cm tall. This is originally a Lutheran church which is managed by the barefoot Carmelites in the monastery nearby.

Pilgrimage
The "Infant Jesus of Prague" attracts thousands of pilgrims to the Czech capital every year. According to the legend, the Infant Jesus appeared to a monk in Spain, who created a 47 cm tall wooden statue of this divine figure after the experience. After being lost for some time, this statue was owned by Saint Teresa of Ávila, the founder of the Carmelite Order. I don’t know exactly how the first wooden statue of 47 cm changed into a wax statue of 45 cm.

Miracles performed
Various miracles have been attributed to the statue of the Infant Jesus. For example, the Infant Jesus brought a record harvest of grapes in the vineyards on the hill of Petrin, it prevented Prague from being burned to the ground as ordered by the Swedish King and it protected the monastic community during a plague epidemic in Prague.

Wardrobe of the "Infant Jesus of Prague" statue.
The Infant Jesus has an extensive wardrobe consisting of more than eighty garments, including an outfit donated by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. Many of these garments, as well as the crown, are gifts from the bishop of Prague during the seventeenth century. A few times per year, at special occasions, the Infant Jesus is dressed in different garment. This is done by nuns behind closed doors, but you can watch a video in the museum that shows this ceremony.

Pope Benedict XVI
A new culmination in the history of the Infant of Prague took place when Pope Benedict XVI re-crowned the miracle statue on September 26 of 2009.

Address of the original statue
Kostel Panny Marie Vítìzné, the Maria Victoria Church,
Karmelitska 9 Prague.

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