Statues and monuments have been put for centuries to show respect to historic figures, historic achievements, and even artistic movements. Some of the statues are well known, such as the Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, and The Spring Buddha Temple. Their size is usually more than you imagine – when you are standing next to them.
Check out the height of famous statues and find out that your calculations were right or wrong? In the list below the height of the statue alone is mentioned, the height of the pedestal is excluded.
The Little Mermaid Statue – 4 Feet Tall
The little mermaid statue is depicting a mermaid becoming a human. It is a bronze statue made by Edvard Eruksen. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie Proenade in Copenhagen Denmark. The statue is 1.25 meters tall and weighs 175 kilograms.
The Terracotta Warriors – 6 Feet Tall
The terracotta warriors are a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The warriors were to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
Venus De Milo Statue – 6 Feet 7 inches Tall
Venus De Milo is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek Sculpture. The statue is now thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. The statue was created sometimes between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
Christ Of The Abyss – 9 Feet Tall
Christ of the Abyss is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ by Guido Galletti, the original cast of which is located in the Mediterranean Sea, off San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera.
Moai Statue — 13-33 Feet Tall (among 900)
Moai Statues are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. The Moai Statues are carved in relatively flat planes, the faces bearing proud and enigmatic expressions.
The production and transportation of the 900 Moai Statues is considered a remarkable creative and physical feat. The tallest Moai, called Paro was almost 10 meters high and weighed 82 tons. The moai were toppled in the late 18th and the early 19th centuries, possibly a result of European contact or internecine tribal wars.
These human figures would be outlined in the rock wall first, then chipped away until only the image was left. The statues have a three-to-five ratio between the head and the trunk.
Lincoln Memorial – 19 Feet Tall
The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the united states, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. across from the Washington Monument
The Fork Of Vevey Statue – 26 Feet Tall
Fork of Vevey is an 8 meter tall and 1.3-meter wide stainless steel fork on the shore of Lake Geneva in Vevey, Switzerland. Fork of Vevey is a part of the Alimentarium, a Vevey-based museum with a permanent exhibition on food and Nestlé’s history.
It was initially created in 1995 by the Swiss artist Jean_Pierre Zaugg to mark the Alimentarium’s tenth anniversary. Since 2014, Fork of Vevey is a Guinness World Record Holder as the World’s tallest fork.
Great Sphinx of Giza – 66 Feet Tall
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. It stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. It is 240 ft long from paw to tail. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been designed sculpted and constructed by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre.
It is one of the world’s largest and oldest statues, but when it was built, by whom and for what purpose are still subject to debate.
Angel of the North – 66 Feet Tall
The Angel of the north is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, in England. Its construction began in 1994 and was completed in 1998. It is a steel sculpture of an Angel, 20 meters tall, with wings measuring 54 meters(177 ft.) across.
Christ The Redeemer – 98 Feet Tall
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and is made of Soapstone. The statue was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazillian engineer, Heitor Da Silva Costa.
The statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931, it is 20 meters, 98 feet in height, excluding its 8-meter pedestal.
Tian Tan Buddha (The Big Buddha) – 112 Feet Tall
The statue of Tian Tan Buddha is 112 ft tall and weighs over 250 metric tons and was constructed with 202 bronze pieces. To support the exterior components, there is a strong steel framework inside to support the heavy load.
The Tian Tan Buddha statue is surrounded by the six smaller bronze statues known as “The Offering of the Six Devas.”
The large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni completed in 1993 and is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The large statue of Buddha symbolizes the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major attraction of Buddhism in Hong Kong.
Phuket Big Buddha – 148 ft Tall
The official name of Phuket Big Buddha in Thailand is Phra Phutta Ming Mongkol Akenakiri, shortened to Ming Mongkol Buddha. The Buddha Statue depicts Gautama in a sitting position and is 45 meters tall. The statue is made of concrete and covered with Burmese white marble. Meaning of the official name of the statue:
- Phra Phutta (พระพุทธ-) = the Buddha
- Ming Mongkol (มิ่งมงคล) = gloriously honorable
- Ake (เอก) = top of
- Nakakiri (นาคคีรี) = the hill of Naka (which refers to Nakkerd Hill, the place where the statue is located).
The Statue of Liberty – 151 Feet 1 Inch Tall
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. It was designed by French Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886.
The Statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty Goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left-hand carries, a tanbula ansata(tablet) inscribed July IV MDCCLXXVI(July 4, 1776), the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken shackle and chain lie at her feet as she walks forward, commemorating the recent national abolition of slavery. The statue of Liberty stands 305 ft tall, but the pedestal alone is 154 meters tall.
The Motherland Calls – 279 Ft Tall
The Motherland calls is a figure of woman stepping forward with a raised sword. The statue is an allegorical image of Motherland, which calls on its sons and daughters to repulse the enemy and return to the attack.
The statue is the compositional center of the monument-ensemble “Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad” in Russia. It was declared as the tallest statue(279) in the world in 1967. It is still the tallest statue in Europe and the tallest statue of a woman in the world.
Spring Temple Buddha – 502 Feet Tall
The Spring Temple Buddha is a colossal Statue depicting Vairocana Buddha, built from 1197 to 2998. It is the second-tallest statue in the world as of 2020. The statue stands 502 ft tall without the base(base adds another 180 ft., i.e. 682 ft.).
The Spring Temple Buddha derives its name from the nearby Tianrui Hot Spring, whose water, at 60°C is renowned in the area for its curative properties.
Statue of Unity – 597 Feet Tall
The Statue of Unity is a colossal staute of Indian Statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel(1875-1985). Sardar Patel was the first deputy Prime Minister and Home minister of Independent Indian and adherent of Mahatma Gandhi during the non-violent Indian independence movement.
It is the world’s tallest statue with a height of 182 meters, 597 ft. The construction cost of the statue was Rs. 2,989 Crores(USD $459 Dollars). It was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra modi on 31 October 2018, the 143rd Anniversary of Patel’s birth.
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