Sleeping Christ Child (Q60758243)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Filippo Parodi (Q975607)
collection: Cleveland Museum of Art (Q657415)
depicts: Child Jesus (Q942467)
instance of: sculpture (Q860861) item of collection or exhibition (Q18593264)

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information from the Cleveland Museum of Art catalog

description: ('Christ—no longer an infant, but a young child—sprawls on a bed of straw, his head thrown back in slumber and his right arm dangling. The simple radiance framing his head indicates his divinity. Representations of the sleeping Christ child were enduringly popular, not only because of the subject’s inherent charm, but sleep, as a metaphor for death, encouraged pious Christians to meditate on Christ’s humanity and his eventual suffering and death. Filippo Parodi’s',)

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