LACMA Baby Jesus Looks Like Mark Zuckerberg
|Dressing Image of the Virgin of Mercy or "Pilgrim of Quito," Quito, about 1700–1750. LACMA. Photo by @Arix_Ki
The infant Jesus in an 18th-century Ecuadorean sculpture at LACMA has gone viral for its resemblance to Mark Zuckerberg. Twitter user @Arix_Ki, identified as a product designer at Riot Games, noted the similarity to the Facebook/Meta billionaire and posted a photo on Aug. 14.
The polychrome wood sculpture is a small replica of Quito's Virgin of Mercy or Pilgrim of Quito. LACMA acquired the statuette earlier this year, and it's being shown for the first time in "Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800."
|Detail of Zuckerberg/Jesus. Photo by @Arix_Ki
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|Joachim Bosse, Jesus Zuckerberg, c. 2016
|Detail, Jesus Zuckerberg