Marble Christus Statue
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.
- SKU: 3753740
- SKU: 5005318
By Melanie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Simone, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By RONALD, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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