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Figure of the Christ Child

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Hanging figure of the Christ Child from a house in Macao, China, commissioned by Portuguese. Out-stretched arms; sitting position; tonsure hair-cut of monks; dressed in light blue tunic with gold-leaf trimmings. Symbols: Manchurian Crane symbolizing the moon

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Mary Jo Kopechne

Chinese for export, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Object Place

China for export


24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with enamel decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain