Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christus

Christus
(located on Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Christus (also known as Christus Consolator) is a 19th-century Carrara marble statue of the resurrected Jesus by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Since its completion in 1838, the statue has been located in the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the 20th century, images and replicas of the statue were adopted by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) to emphasize the centrality of Jesus Christ in church teachings.


5 comments:

kwarkito said...

it's always delightful to see your marvelous pictures...Your christmas decorations are wonderful and I like your snowmen collection :-) God bless you and have a happy new year

Sandra said...

stunning

Montanagirl said...

So beautiful!!

Gail Dixon said...

I love Carrara marble! Amazing to me that anyone can carve such detail from it. This is really beautiful.

Annie said...

That is a great picture! Comparing the one we took a few weeks ago of this, yours is amazing! You have skills! :-)