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Biologically, a child (plural children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty, or between the developmental period of infancy and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. Children generally have fewer rights and less responsibility than adults. They are classed as unable to make serious decisions, and legally must be under the care of their parents or another responsible caregiver.

Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

Child Media

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Þórður Guðjohnsen, Húsavík, with his children.

Þórður Guðjohnsen, Húsavík, with his children.

Collection: Icelandic and Faroese Photographs of Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library..Title: Þórður Guðjohnsen, Húsavík, with his children...Date: ca. 1900..Place: Húsavík (Iceland)..Medium: collo... more

Man and child

Man and child

SFFf-1992078.0005..Description: The girl is probably Anna Øye, later married Nordang (1906-1997). The man holding her is Elling J. Øyehol (born 1841) from Heimste-Holen...Photographer: S. J. Beckett...www.fylke... more

Holding A Box

Holding A Box

Unidentified photograph...Citation: Lois Gunden Clemens Photograph Collection. France, 1941-1942. HM1-926 Box 1 Folder 9. Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.

Two dagger-axes

Two dagger-axes

This kind of broad, dagger-like blade was affixed at a right angle to the end of a long pole, forming a weapon that was probably carried by foot soldiers. The turquoise inlay, however, shows that these were no ... more

Belt Buckle Plaque

Belt Buckle Plaque

With its sharp teeth a wolf grabs a deer by the neck. The deer bends down under the force of the attack. This kind of openwork plaque with decorations of fighting creatures is characteristic of the Ordos cultur... more

Statuette of the God Horus as a Child (Harpokrates)

Statuette of the God Horus as a Child (Harpokrates)

The child god Horus was worshipped as the hero-to-be who would avenge his father’s murder. Horus also symbolized eternal life through his role as the sun, battling evil at night to rise triumphant every morning... more

Child god
Bronze statuette of a child with a bunch of grapes

Bronze statuette of a child with a bunch of grapes

Seated child holding grapes with both arms. Imperial

Child god
Child God
Two dagger-axes

Two dagger-axes

This kind of broad, dagger-like blade was affixed at a right angle to the end of a long pole, forming a weapon that was probably carried by foot soldiers. The turquoise inlay, however, shows that these were no ... more

Headdress from the Head of a Mummy of a Child

Headdress from the Head of a Mummy of a Child

From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim (Khemmis, Panopolis) Roman Period

Turban from the Head of a Mummy of a Child

Turban from the Head of a Mummy of a Child

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Valley north of the Temple of Hatshepsut, Roman Buria XXXIXB, MMA excavations, 1928–29 Roman Period

Sandal for a Child

Sandal for a Child

Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt

Saddled Horse

Saddled Horse

The small head of this sturdy horse is aimed straight ahead, with the forelocks of its mane protruding between its pricked-up ears. The harness is lavishly and meticulously decorated with hangers, stylized flow... more

Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha

This kind of Buddha figurine is based on Indian models and was widely distributed in Southeast Asia, from Thailand to Indonesia. With his right hand, the Buddha is making the vitarka mudra, the gesture of teach... more

Court Lady and Dancer

Court Lady and Dancer

These kinds of figurines were placed in tombs with the deceased. The woman’s hair and clothing make it clear that she is a court lady. She holds a shuttle and a pair of scissors. The man is a westerner. This il... more

Figure of a bird and a lidded pot

Figure of a bird and a lidded pot

All kinds of objects were included in grave goods, from utilitarian vessels, such as this little pot, to figures representing important aspects of the deceased’s surroundings during his lifetime. The little mod... more

Figure of a bird and a lidded pot

Figure of a bird and a lidded pot

All kinds of objects were included in grave goods, from utilitarian vessels, such as this little pot, to figures representing important aspects of the deceased’s surroundings during his lifetime. The little mod... more

Cuthbert healing a child from BL YT 26, f. 62v

Cuthbert healing a child from BL YT 26, f. 62v

Miniature of Cuthbert healing a child ill with the plague, from Chapter 33 of Bede's prose Life of St Cuthbert. Image taken from f. 62v of Prose Life of Cuthbert; extracts from the Historia Ecclesiastica (Histo... more

Zegelring

Zegelring

Koperen ring met ovalen stempel waarop en creux een zittende vrouw met kind op haar schoot, zeer vaag. De ring zelf heeft de vorm van een touw maar sterk afgeplat, aan weerszijden van de stempel zijn abstrakte ... more

Virgin and Child from BL Eg 1139, f. 202v

Virgin and Child from BL Eg 1139, f. 202v

Detail of a miniature of the Virgin and Child with angels. Image taken from f. 202v of Psalter (The 'Melisende Psalter') with canticles, prayers, and litany. Written in Latin.