Wooden Statue of the baby Jesus, dated to 1550-1600.


Wooden statue of the baby Jesus carved from walnut.

Dating from the second half of the 16th century and carved from Walnut, this wooden carving of the infant Jesus was probably hacked away from the Madonna that formed part of the original.

It is thought that it was smuggled into Ireland from Spain during the suppression of Catholicism between 1550-1600. Its provenance is Corofin, County Clare.

This item was the property of the late Sheila Harbison and was loaned to Clare Museum via Dr Peter Harbison, her son, for exhibition in the Riches of Clare Exhibition. Following the death of his mother, Dr Harbison transferred the statue to the collection of the Clare Museum in 2017.

Category: Religious/Ritual Equipment

2017.0184 (5505)