Famous Statues

Statues have been created by men since the prehistorical days for all kinds of reasons and in all sizes. Statue today have been erected in the whole world representing everything from influential people, historical events, and religious deities. Statues have become famous today in most countries, below are the most popular types of statues.

Moai

Moai is monolithic statues located on Eastern Island. This famous statue was carved by the Rapa Nui people between the years 1250 and 1500. All of the statues have large heads overly to the normal size of the whole statue. The tallest Moai erected that is called Paro is almost 10 meters high and has a weight of 75 tonnes. The heaviest Moai statue was a shorter but squatter Moai weigh 86tons and the unfinished sculptures if it is completed it will weigh 270 tons and 21 meters tall.

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Christ the redeemer

It is considered to be Art Deco statue that is the largest in the world and it is named to be number five statue of Jesus. It is found on the top of Corcovado Mountain found in Rio de Janeiro. The statue provides a panoramic view from the Guanabara Bay interior to the north to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to the south. The statue stands 39.6 meters tall, 30 meters wide and 9.5 meters pedestal. This statue is a symbol of Christianity and has become an icon of Rio de Janeiro.

Statue of liberty

This statue was given by people from France that symbolized their celebration of the centennial of the signing of United States Declaration of independence. It stands upon Liberty Island and is one of the famous symbols in the world. the statue represents a woman who is wearing a stola, trampling, a broken chain radiant crown and sandals, carrying a torch in the right hand and tabula ansate tablet. The statue was completed in 1884 in France and arrived in New York the following year.

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Other statues

Some other popular types of statues are the kind that you can setup in your home like buddha statues for example.  A lot of people that own yoga shops and meditation centers will buy these wholesale from a distributor.  You don’t have to be buddhist to appreciate these works of art.