Marble Christus Statue (12-inch)
This awe-inspiring cultured marble Christus statue depicts Jesus Christ just as the scriptures describe Him, beckoning to us with open arms in a most pleasant manner, as if saying: “Come unto me.” The original Christus statue by Sculptor Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) was made of plaster in 1823 and was used to create the 11-foot marble version in 1839 that stands today in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Thorvaldsen spent 40 years in Rome. There he made a sepulchral monument for Pope Pius VII in St. Peter's Cathedral and numerous statues in the style of antiquity. While in Rome he also worked on another one of his masterpieces, “Christ and the 12 Apostles” which made him internationally known as the greatest sculptor of neo-classicism.
He returned to Copenhagen where he started and completed his greatest work, the Christus. After Thorvaldsen's death in 1844, the Christus was erected in the Copenhagen Cathedral. This marvelous work of inspired art has now been painstakingly created in exact detail as the original.
*Depending on the marble available at time of production, coloring and shade may vary from picture shown.
** This item can ship internationally via International Priority. Recipient is responsible for all customs, duties, and taxes.
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You will want more than one - you will want to share the Christus
by Melanie - reviewed on April 06, 2007
I ordered a second statue because the first is mine - all mine. I ordered a second because I want to share this wonderful Christus and the pricing makes sharing more affordable. It is just that my list includes more than my budget allows at this time. I hope we can look forward to the discount price again.
by Tracy - reviewed on October 17, 2008
I work at an Institute and we ordered this for my office. It is beautiful and reminds us all to be a little more reverent and what a special gift the Atonement is. I love it!
by Customer - reviewed on November 21, 2008
I ordered this statue as a gift for my husband. It makes a beautiful addition to our home and is the centerpiece to our sitting room. Highly recommend!!
Mother-in-law loved it!
by Customer - reviewed on October 17, 2008
My mother-in-law admired this beautiful piece so much that she ended up getting it as a gift from my husband instead of the intended recipient--me! I was glad it made her so happy and get to admire it when I visit.
by Simone - reviewed on April 06, 2007
We bought this for a family gift for Easter. It now is on our mantle between a picture of the temple and our family portrait. It has helped us invite the Spirit into our home.
I loved the original and this statue is a calming beauty
by RONALD - reviewed on December 05, 2006
I visited Copenhagen and found the original 'CHRISTUS' AT THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY. IT IS MAGNIFICENT!!! I needed my own statue. I found it at a book store and bought it. It is the focal point of our home. It gives me a fantastic feeling every day. This statue is the greatest. Ron Pendleton Homer, Alaska
Exquisite workmanship and memories
by Kate - reviewed on October 15, 2008
When I see the Christus lit up in my china cabinet, I not only remember our Savior’s sacrifice, but I also remember the day my husband proposed to me. He proposed just before General Conference, so we make a traditional excursion to Salt Lake every year for Conference. Last year, he bought me this exquisite replica of the Christus when he saw me drooling over it. The fine detail and workmanship makes it worth every penny spent!
by Mick - reviewed on August 10, 2010
Today our family still enjoys this beautiful art piece in our home. "Christ" is the foundation of our Church and family. that is why the family portrait is directly above the statue. Our grandchildren especially like to stand at look without touching this reminder to be kinder, gentler and happier. Joy is the goal.
GrandChildren stare at it
by Mick - reviewed on November 17, 2012
Since our purchase of the Christus Statues we have noticed that our grandchildren from an early age to teen age will look at the Christus and just stare. We were afraid at first to have it out all the time and maybe get broken. Nope, reverence is what it brings to our great room. Mick
by Jennifer - reviewed on October 08, 2008
This statue always brought a sacred feeling to our living room when I was growing up. What a feeling of reverence it has about it!
by W. Todd - reviewed on April 28, 2008
Magnificent! What can I say...The first time I saw the Christus was in Temple Square (SLC) when I was sixteen years old (36 years ago). My wife just got baptized and I wanted to present her with a gift that was (as close to) equal as to the one she had just received by her decision to join the LDS Church.
by Customer - reviewed on September 30, 2008
This is great to have in every home.
by Customer - reviewed on November 24, 2008
Best reminder of Christ and the His Atonement.
by Kristin - reviewed on November 13, 2008
This truely captures the feeling you want in your home, it's amazing!
by Augusta Carr - reviewed on October 02, 2008
I think this is one of the best statues I ever owned, it's simple but elegant. I say it is well worth the price and should be in every home.
by Linda - reviewed on September 17, 2008
I received this statue from my husband as a gift. I was so impressed with how wonderful it looks, that I bought one for my married daughter for Christmas. We both have it displayed prominently in our living rooms. What a wonderful reminder of the love Christ has for all of us.
by Rex - reviewed on September 16, 2008
love the statue brings a great feeling into our home.
by Joy - reviewed on November 20, 2008
It is wonderful to have this on display. It reminds me of the D.C. temple.
by Customer - reviewed on September 19, 2008
I received this for Mother's Day and absolutely love it. It sits on our piano and is a nice reminder of the one that sits at temple square.
by Customer - reviewed on September 28, 2008
looks great in a living room
Beautiful ... always wanted one, and now I could afford to buy one!
by Ann - reviewed on October 02, 2008
What a beautiful statue to have in one's home. I can remember when as a child my mother took me to the Visitors Center in Salt Lake City, and we walked up what seemed a very long walkway, which had the night sky painted on it... then at the top....was the Christus statue - I stood in awe! Since that time, the outstretched arms of our Saviour depticted in this statue has had a profound effect on me. I am so glad that now I have a smaller replica in my own home, the wonder now is with me every day!
A terrific addition to a home
by Lisa - reviewed on October 05, 2008
This brings back so many memories of walking up the ramp in the visitor's center and seeing the Christus for the first time as a child. A wonderful reminder of Christ and His Atonement for every home.
First thing you see.....
by Tamara - reviewed on October 12, 2008
I have this statue on a shelf that you see as soon as you walk into my home. I think it helps people know that we try to follow Christ in our home. It sets the tone for those who visit. I would say this statue helps keep the spirit in our home.
by Linda - reviewed on October 13, 2008
This is my second Christus statue. I gave away my first one, and I couldn't wait to get another.
Beautiful Addition to your home
by Customer - reviewed on October 17, 2008
The marble Christus, whether 12 inches, or 19 inches, would be a beautiful addition to any home. Place it where you will always see it, and that way you will always have Christ in your mind. My three year old loves to go to the temple just to see the Christus, and she is going to be so happy when it is in her own home for Christmas! What a perfect gift for the perfect time of year!
by Customer - reviewed on October 30, 2008
I have loved my statue in my living room. It helps remind us that Christ is always watching us and to be more like him. The design is beautiful...it's like having a visitors center right in your home!
by Wendy - reviewed on October 30, 2008
I purchased one of these last Christmas for myself. It is a treasure.
by Travis - reviewed on November 05, 2008
The craftsmenship is amazing! I gave this to my mom for mothers day a few years ago. It sends chills through your spine.
by Customer - reviewed on November 11, 2008
I love having this in my home! It helps to set a loving and peaceful mood, and to remind us all who is really in charge. Very inspirational!
by Charise - reviewed on November 13, 2008
I bought this for my Mom last Christmas and she really loved it. The statue is perfect and does not get dirty easily so dusting is not too much of a problem. I really thought this was nice compared to others because it is so much like the one in the temple visitor center in Salt Lake. I would definately recommend this if you are looking for a beautiful piece for yourself or as a gift.
A wonderful spirit envelops your home.
by Patricia - reviewed on June 25, 2013
Our son's beloved wife passed away suddenly, leaving him with a tiny four month old baby. My Husband and I moved in with him to help care for the baby. I brought my Christus Statue as I felt we needed it and for the peace it brings. One morning the baby was restless and seemed to be missing her Mother so I took her over to the Statue which was bathed in the early morning light. The baby literally jumped in my arms and threw her little arms around it like she knew him. The spirit was very strong and I knew she was enveloped in our Savior's love. I told her that her mother was with Jesus now and she seemed to know and was a much calmer child. What a blessing this has been to our family. The statue now sits on my organ under the picture "O Jerusalem" and I feel a special feeling whenever I play hymns of Jesus.
Disappointed in the color
by Elise - reviewed on December 14, 2012
Beautiful statue, but should be bright white like the ones in all the temples. I was so excited to get one and when I opened the box it was an ivory color. Bummer. I got the 19" statue on sale for about $80. Now I'm not sure whether to take it back and chance not ever finding a white one, let alone one at this amazing price.
Statue looks funny
by Customer - reviewed on April 14, 2013
There are some strange irregularities in the face and eyes of this statue. I need to send it back.
by Customer - reviewed on December 12, 2012
I got this for my mother, and was very excited when it finally came in the mail. It is very beautiful but the craftsmanship was not as beautiful. There was bumps and irregularities on and around the face. I was very sad that it was sent given its condition. I want to order another one but I'm scared that the craftsmanship will be as dissapointing as this one.
Unfortunately, the workmanship is very poor.
by Allison - reviewed on December 16, 2012
I'm sad to say that the Christus statue we received is not of very good workmanship. It is very yellowish cream colored, not white and the detail work extremely lacking. Extra material from the molding process hangs off the fingers, and the hands barely represent the real statue. We can actually see a seam where it appears the head may have broken off and then been "repaired"--needless to say, I'm very dissappointed.
by Customer - reviewed on November 16, 2013
I have wanted a Christus statue all my life, but sadly this one will be sent back. The hand finishing is very poor (among other things, the beard is foreshortened), there are three areas that are smudged or discolored, and the color is no kind of white, but a yellowed ecru. Deseret Book needs to require better quality control from Belosol Statuary.