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Bambino, Il

BAMBINO, IL (Ital. for "the Babe"), the name given in art to the image of the infant Jesus in swaddling clothes common in Roman Catholic churches. The most famous is the miracle-working Santissimo Bambino in the church of Ara Coeli at Rome, the festival of which is celebrated on the feast of the Epiphany (January 6).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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