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Open Access The Infant of Brussels: The Manneken-Pis as Christ Child

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The Manneken-Pis is the well-known bronze statue of a small boy in a Brussels fountain. Although generally seen as a cultural icon, it seems that many parallels may be drawn between the Manneken-Pis and images of the Christ Child, and indeed the little statue has attracted a number of cultural practices more normally associated with religious icons.
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Keywords: BRUSSELS; CHRIST CHILD; MANNEKEN-PIS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

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