Landmarks of the World – Statues

Statues and Sculptures
Statue of Liberty
(Libertas, the Roman goddess)
Liberty Island, New York (U.S.A.)Year built: 1886
Material: copper
Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor.
It was a gift to the United States from the people of France.
The date inscribed on the tablet is the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
Christ the Redeemer (Jesus Christ)Corcovado mountain, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)Year built: 1931
Material: Soapstone
Designed by: French sculptor Paul Landowski
Little MermaidLangeline Promenade, Copenhagen (Denmark)Year unveiled: 1913
Material: Bronze
Created by Edvard Eriksen
Manneken Pis
(Little man pee)
Brussels (Germany)Installed: 1919
Material: Bronze
Designed by: Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder
Mount Rushmore National MemorialMt Rushmore, Black Hills, Keystone, South Dakota (U.S.A.)Established: 1925
Material: Carved on the granite of the mountain
Sculpted by: Gutzon Borglum & Lincoln Borglum
The faces of 4 US Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted on the mountain.
Statue of Amida BuddhaKotoku-in Temple, Kamakura (Japan)Built: 1252
Material: Bronze
Leshan Giant BuddhaSichuan (China)Built: 803
It is carved on the hillside of Xijuo Peak
The statue overlooks the confluence of three rivers, the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi.
It is the largest Buddha statue in the world.