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Ivory

Infant Jesus in cradle


Infant Jesus in cradle
Donated by Gama Pinto Family, Anjuna
19th Century
Ivory, silver, gilt silver and jewels
Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.5 cms
Conservation Cost : Rs. 5,400

Miniature infant Jesus made of ivory rests on a small silver bed with a canopied framework, supported by four posts. Four crossbars support a closed crown at the top of the canopy; the posts go down to form legs and feet of the bed, which end in flattened balls. The mattress and pillow on which the infant Jesus lies are of embroidered silk. The Infant Jesus is seen sucking his finger and is adorned with a necklace of precious stones, a belt with jewels, bracelets and anklets.
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