The miniature (less than one foot tall) Iron Boy sculpture is a favorite of Stockholm residents and tourists. The statue is also called Jarnpojke, and was created by Liss Eriksson in 1919. The Iron Boy is found in a small courtyard behind the Finnish Church near the Royal Palace. Nuns at a nearby convent and little old ladies knit caps and sweaters for the Iron Boy to ward off Stockholm's cold winter weather.
Many people rub his head for luck or wisdom and leave candy or coins for the small boy (or the poor).