Statues of Jesus

The representation of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, has been an important component of Christian worship for more than two thousand years. In addition to icons and crucifixes, statues of Jesus have long been collected for private devotion and decorative purposes within the home.

The widespread production and use of Jesus statues began during the 18th century with the establishment of successful European porcelain factories. Meissen, Sevres, and Wedgwood quickly and efficiently produced thousands of figurines depicting Jesus in a variety of conventional poses, such as Christ with open arms, Christ blessing the people, Christ with the cross, and Christ preaching scripture. During the following centuries, artists experimented with different materials and created an even wider array of statues made of marble, bronze, wood, and clay.

Jesus statues are especially popular among Catholics, who often include them on personal altars or shrines. However, Christians from a wide variety of denominations collect and display figurines of Christ within their homes. Collectors admire these works for their delicacy and emotive qualities.


Quick Facts

  • Christ the Redeemer, a monumental Art Deco statue of Jesus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was built during the '20s and '30s using money from local donations
  • The depiction of Jesus in art varies according to region and cultural traditions. For example, European artists often depict Jesus as white, whereas Chinese artists sometimes depict Christ with Asian features
  • The conventional representation of Jesus with a full beard and long hair was established during the 6th century in the Eastern Orthodox Church

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ANTIQUE CHRIST ALTAR BRASS TRIPTYCH
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE CHRIST ALTAR BRASS TRIPTYCH
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $40- $80
$101 Bid
Argenti silver overlay plaque of Jesus 12” x 12" x 7.25"
Oct 20, 1:00 PM EDT
Argenti silver overlay plaque of Jesus 12” x 12" x 7.25"
by OG Collections
Est: $25- $50
$51 Bid
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST 'THE BLESSED SILENCE'
Nov 06, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST 'THE BLESSED SILENCE'
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids
THREE ICONS: A MINIATURE ICON OF CHRIST PANTOKRATOR WITH A
Nov 06, 10:00 AM CET
THREE ICONS: A MINIATURE ICON OF CHRIST PANTOKRATOR WITH A
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
THREE ICONS SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR, THE MOTHER OF GOD O
Nov 06, 10:00 AM CET
THREE ICONS SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR, THE MOTHER OF GOD O
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
A WOOD CARVING SHOWING THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST
Nov 04, 10:00 AM CET
A WOOD CARVING SHOWING THE TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
AN IVORY PLAQUE SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 04, 10:00 AM CET
AN IVORY PLAQUE SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
A PAIR OF WEDDINGS ICONS SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR AND THE
Nov 04, 10:00 AM CET
A PAIR OF WEDDINGS ICONS SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR AND THE
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €700- €1,400
€7000 Bids
THREE ICONS SHOWING CHRIST AND THE MOTHER OF GOD
Nov 04, 10:00 AM CET
THREE ICONS SHOWING CHRIST AND THE MOTHER OF GOD
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST WITH THE FEARSOME EYE
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST WITH THE FEARSOME EYE
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids
A MONUMENTAL ICON OF CHRIST IN MAJESTY FROM A CURCH ICONOST
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
A MONUMENTAL ICON OF CHRIST IN MAJESTY FROM A CURCH ICONOST
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €16,000- €32,000
€16,0000 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST OF SMOLENSK
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST OF SMOLENSK
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €1,200- €2,400
€1,2000 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST EMMANUEL WITH RIZA
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST EMMANUEL WITH RIZA
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €250- €500
€2400 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €1,200- €2,400
€1,2000 Bids
A RARE AND LARGE ICON SHOWING CHRIST THE HIGH PRIEST
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
A RARE AND LARGE ICON SHOWING CHRIST THE HIGH PRIEST
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €800- €1,600
€8000 Bids
A LARGE ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
A LARGE ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
A RARE ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
A RARE ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €4,000- €8,000
€4,0000 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €6,000- €12,000
€6,0000 Bids
A SMALL DATED ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
A SMALL DATED ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €1,800- €3,600
€1,8000 Bids
A SMALL ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
A SMALL ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €120- €240
€1200 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €400- €800
€4000 Bids
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
Nov 05, 10:00 AM CET
AN ICON SHOWING CHRIST PANTOKRATOR
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €4,000- €8,000
€4,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Statues of Jesus


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Historia Auktionshaus

OG Collections

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