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This is not a Ron Mueck's sculpture, but the largest baby Jesus in the world is an amazing handcraft work that Mexican artisans made to celebrate the Candlemas festivity in Iztapalapa, the most populated borough in Mexico City.

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Morphix, a small, family-owned company headed by David, Jonathan and Abraham Gómez Reséndiz, built the giant figure, which should be part of a huge Nativity set to be placed on the Mexico City’s Zócalo on January 6th 2014.

However, this plan could not be accomplished because the handcrafting of a single statue takes some seven months and too much money. Anyway, the Gómez Reséndiz family crowdfunded some US$50, 000 to make the statue, and sculpted the baby Jesus for the Candlemas festivity.

The baby will be exhibited for a few weeks, since February 2nd, in “El Señor de la Cuevita," the same Catholic church at Iztapalapa, where the traditional passion of Jesus Christ's play takes place every year.

The Gómez Reséndiz family developed the largest baby Jesus in the world project just to show that Mexico is not the violent country depicted every day in the media. So, they named their baby Jesus a “god of peace” and they expect to exhibit the sculpture in different cities worldwide if it’s possible.

The largest baby Jesus in the world is 16.4 feet long; he weights half a ton, and his dress was made from 230 feet of textile fabric. The figure also has a six foot high chair. It’s like the traditional baby Jesus for Mexican Christmas celebrations, but a giant made of steel and clay!

If you plan to visit Mexico City soon, ask your tourism guide to take you to see the giant baby Jesus. You’ll get surprised with this huge, cute handcraft.

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