STO. NIÑO (Ivory in Verina)

This Sto. Niño is solid ivory. His hands are raised as if inblessing and the other hand holds an orb. He has a crownmade of beaten silver and so are his vestments and shoes.The base of the icon has carved acanthus leaves. The imageis enclosed in a verina (glass dome). This icon is of 19th century vintage and is exquisitely carved.The image has glass eyes and is a common manifestation ofthe child Jesus.This item is found in the 19th century home. Images likethese are devotional.