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.
By Richard & Maggie Topham., Submitted on 2015-10-20
We have had our Christus for a number of years but has stood in our Bishops office until we had our own home. Well, the other day our Great Grandson age 4 came round for the day with his parents who are not members of the Church and we have a lovely contempory painting of the Salt Lake Temple in the same room. Our Grandson looked at the Christus and then pointed to the painting and said to his Granny, 'Does that man live in that house'. What a wonderful moment that was!.
By Portia, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Patricia, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Melissa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
There are some strange irregularities in the face and eyes of this statue. I need to send it back.
By Elise, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Jeremy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Allison, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Mick, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Mick, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Linda, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Best reminder of Christ and the His Atonement.
By Teresa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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!!
By Joy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
It is wonderful to have this on display. It reminds me of the D.C. temple.
By Kristin, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This truely captures the feeling you want in your home, it's amazing!
By Charise, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.
By Christy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Travis, Submitted on 2015-02-25
The craftsmenship is amazing! I gave this to my mom for mothers day a few years ago. It sends chills through your spine.
By Wendy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I purchased one of these last Christmas for myself. It is a treasure.
By Sherese, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Rebecca, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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 Kerrie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
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.