Original Look of Infant
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
The 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. Underneath the dress, the Infant wears a simple long shirt protecting
the wax body from abrasion by the dress.
To 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.