Top Ten Statues of Jesus

Top Ten Statues of Jesus

  Jesus (artwork)

       Joshua be Joseph was a carpenter from Nazareth who along with twelve apostles proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom of God to all those who would receive it and in turn enlightened a universe on the spiritual understanding of the cell-like individuality of God.

  1. Cristo Redentor (1931)

    Overlooking the Rio de Janeiro harbor, Brazil, the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue measures 39.6 m (130 ft) tall, including its 9.5 m (31 feet) pedestal, and 30 m (98 ft) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 m (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is slightly taller, standing at 40.44 meters (132.7 ft) tall with its 6.24 meters (20.5 ft) pedestal and 34.20 meters (112.2 ft) wide. A symbol of Catholicism, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.
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  2. Cristo de la Concordia (1994)

    Cristo de la Concordia is a statue of Jesus Christ located on San Pedro hill in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The statue is 34.20 m (112.2 ft) tall, on a pedestal of 6.24 m (20.5 ft), bringing its total height to 40.44 meters (132.7 ft). The statue is slightly larger than Christ the Redeemer (located in Rio de Janeiro), making it the largest statue of Jesus Christ in the world. It is also the largest statue of any kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
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  3. Christ Blessing (Kristus kase Berkat)

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  4. Cristo Resucitado, Christ Resurrected

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  5. Cristo-Rei (1959)

    Cristo-Rei, Christ the King, is a Catholic monument of Jesus Christ overlooking the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and inaugurated on 17 May 1959. At that time, Portugal was being ruled by the President of the Council António de Oliveira Salazar and it was on his orders that the Cristo-Rei was built.
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  6. Cristo de las Noas (1973)

    El Cristo de las Noas, located on the Cerro de las Noas hill, in the Mexican city of Torreón, Coahuila, is a sculpture by Vladimir Alvarado, who wanted to immortalize his work with an enormous protecting Christ. The gigantic statue measures 71.5 ft (21.80 meters) from its base, and is made of over 580 tons of reinforced concrete; it is the most significant symbol not only of Torreón, but of all the Comarca Lagunera region. The project was conceived in 1973 by José Rodriguez Tenorio, and is the third biggest Christ statue in Latin America, only smaller than the statue of Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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  7. Cristo de El Cubilete (Christ King of the Mountain of El Cubilete), Mexico

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  8. Christ of Havana

    The Christ of Havana is a large sculpture representing Jesus of Nazareth in Havana, Cuba. It is the work of the Cuban sculptor Jilma Madera. The statue was carved out of Carrara marble, the same material used for many of the monuments of the Colon Cemetery. The statue is about 20 meters (66 ft) high and sits on a 3 meter base. It weighs approximately 320 tons. The statue was built from 67 blocks of marble that had been brought from Italy after being personally blessed by Pope Pius XII. The figure of Christ is standing with one hand held high and the other hand on his chest. Facing the city, the statue was left with empty eyes to give the impression of looking at all from anywhere to be seen.
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  9. Cristo Rei of Dili, Christ the King

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  10. King of Kings (2004)

    King of Kings is a 62-foot (19 m)-tall statue of Jesus on the east side of I-75 near Monroe, OH, United States. It depicts Jesus from the chest up, with his arms and head raised to the sky. The statue was financed by donations for its construction and not from the church budget or general donations. Since its construction at a cost of $250,000, the statue has been given many nicknames by local residents and I-75 travelers, such as “Giant Jesus”,”8-Ball Jesus”, “Big Butter Jesus”, “Touchdown Jesus”, “MC 62 Ft. Jesus”, “Drowning Jesus” and “Quicksand Jesus.” It was erected in September 2004. The statue is located in front of Solid Rock Church, a 4000+ member megachurch in Monroe.
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  11. The Broken Christ (2006)

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  12. Bonus: Christ of the Abyss

    Christ of the Abyss refers to a number of bronze sculptures of Jesus Christ submerged in water. The original sculpture, “Il Cristo degli Abissi” is in the Mediterranean Sea off San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. It was placed in the water on 22 August 1954 at approximately 17 meters depth, and stands 2.5 meters (8.5 feet) tall. “Il Cristo degli Abissi” was created by Guido Galletti after an idea of Italian swimmer / diver Duilio Marcante. The statue was placed near the spot where Dario Gonzatti died in 1947. He was the first Italian to use SCUBA gear. The statue depicts Christ in a pose offering a blessing of peace. His hands and head are raised toward the surface.
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  13. Monument of Jesus Christ, Częstochowa, Poland

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  14. Christ of Vung Tau (1974-1993)

    Christ of Vung Tau is a statue of Jesus, standing on Mount Nho in Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Dong Nam Bo, Vietnam. The Catholic Association built the statue in 1974 and it was completed in 1993. It is 32 m  (105 ft) high, standing on a 4 m (13 ft) high platform, for a 36 m (118 ft) total monument height with two outstretched arms spanning 18.3 m (60 ft). There is a 133-step staircase inside the statue.
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  15. Christ of the Ozarks (1966)

    Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 by Gerald L. K. Smith, a Depression-era religious and political figure who briefly led the Share Our Wealth movement initiated by Huey Long. The statue is a popular tourist attraction, but remains controversial with local residents due to Smith’s association with white supremacist and antisemitic organizations throughout his career.
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