Santo Niño de Cebu
Holding a globe with a cross atop and a scepter in the other hand, Jesus is depicted as ruler of the world and universe. Because of the elaborate vestment details, His hands and little body are completely hidden. The globe and scepter are affixed to the outside of the robe in this case. Other times, in replicas, slits are cut in the cloth, enabling for His hands to slide through. Versions depicting Jesus holding a basket in one hand (from Antioch) or extending a blessing, for example, are numerous.
The history of this icon is a fascinating:
The icon Santo Niño icon, for instance, Santo Niño"merited a Papal recognition on 28 April, 1965 when Pope Paul VI issued a papal bull for the Canonical Coronation and Pontifical High Mass via the papal legate to the Philippines, Cardinal Ildebrando Antoniutti who concelebrated it's 400th centennial anniversary" (wikipedia source).
Go to the link for the Shrine in Cebu to read and listen to the music and prayer composed in honor of Santo Niño and to learn more about this Basilica Shrine.
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