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The Young Jesus
  • Austria or Bohemia
  • The Young Jesus, circa 1825–1850
  • Where object was made: lower Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) or northern Austria
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Canvas/Support: 24.1 x 34.3 cm
    Canvas/Support: 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 12 x 16 1/8 in
  • The Mildred Lee Ward Collection
  • On view: Gallery 406
  • 2010.0049
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A young boy (Jesus) is lying/resting/sleeping on a wooden cross with his head resting on his arms. The boy is barely clothed, only wearing an orange piece of cloth covering his private parts and a golden halo around his head. He is resting his arms on a golden pillow at the very top of the cross. Surrounding the boy and cross are various flowers all in a light pastel orange color.