The Child Jesus

The Child Jesus or Christ Child is represented in artwork up to the age of twelve. It is at this point, that according to Jewish custom of the time, Jesus officially became an adult. Some of the most popular Catholic scenes depicting The Child Jesus are of Jesus’ Nativity, His presentation at the Temple, and of course The Child Jesus’ with his mother, Mary; better referred to as artwork of the Madonna and Child. Catholic art pieces depicting The Child Jesus and The Holy Family fit perfectly in nurseries or as Baptism and First Communion gifts.