Child Jesus (Niño Jesús)

This high-quality, solid ivory sculpture is presented standing nude, with the right hand in the attitude of blessing. Her head, covered with abundant wavy hair, of a pasty gold color, combed forward without the characteristic bow of that time, falls from behind covering the nape of her neck. The broad face with large eyes and the pupils painted in blue, presents the characteristics of oriental physiognomies; fleshy eyelids, the lost gaze, the mouth with thin parted lips; large ears and elongated lobe. The neck and the wrists have the typical Buddhist folds, as well as the strong and powerful ankles.

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