A statue of Jesus Christ from the Church of the Sacred Heat of Jesus in Ganjuran, Indonesia

The aesthetics seen here are inspired by the artwork and culture of Indonesia's historic Indianized kingdoms. These Indianized kingdoms were also found throughout Southeast Asia. The depiction was …More
The aesthetics seen here are inspired by the artwork and culture of Indonesia's historic Indianized kingdoms. These Indianized kingdoms were also found throughout Southeast Asia.
The depiction was inspired by Javanese royal aesthetics.
Ultraviolet
Notice the obvious influences taken from representations of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman..:/
salliperson
Beautiful. I love the Sacred Heart of Jesus. No matter what culture, the message is the same. In Peru the Last Supper is depicted by Christ and His apostles eating Guinea Pig.
F M Shyanguya
@salliperson Wrong depiction and theology. Makes me recall a story of missionaries, not Catholic, I believe in New Guinea. There were no sheep for the peoples there to relate to, so the missionaries thought the domesticated pigs would be a substitute. Didn’t work.
Roberto 55
Except Our Lord is and was Jewish not mongoloid...
Ultraviolet
The racial re-interpretation is bad enough, the pagan Hindu iconography is galling.
Roberto 55
It is not racial but anthropological...
Eva
Was this church / statue build by Jesuits?