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"Infant Jesus with Sparse Hair" (details from "The Small Madonna") (see related A), 1505 Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (known as Raphael ) (1483-1520) National Gallery, Washington D. C., USA

In this detail from a full image, infant Jesus is depicted with sparse scalp hair (hypotrichosis). Raphael repeats this emphasis in other of his depictions of the Madonna with child. 

Perhaps at the time in Italy, being "hairy" was considered a sign of "inferiority" - men did not sport beards as was fashionable then in Germany. In Russia, czar Peter forced the Boyars to shave as he did.  

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