What does the Original Infant Look Like?
the artistic point of view the Infant Jesus of Prague is a wax
statue approximately 45 inches tall, it represents a three-year-old
child in a long white robe, with only the bare feet visible. The
hair created with an utmost care forms a splendid frame to the
graceful face admired for its perfection and beauty.
Infant Jesus' valuable clothes are changed by Carmelite Sisters
of the Infant Jesus according to the periods of the religious
year and to various important state and international occasions.
The wardrobe contains over seventy dresses made of old fabric,
adorned with gold and silver or with embroidered religious or
national ornaments of the respective countries. The oldest preserved
dress came from a period around 1700 - it is richly decorated
with embroidery from gold and silver threads. Underneathe the
dress, the Infant wears a simple long shirt protecting the wax
body from abrasion by the dress.
see some pictures of the the vestments the Child Jesus wears,
please go to the official
Miraculous Infant Jesus of Prague page where you can see how
the Infant is dressed.