List of colossal sculptures in situ Information

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The Lion Monument, an in situ sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland

A colossal statue is one that is more than twice life-size. [1] This is a list of colossal statues and other sculptures that were created, mostly or all carved, and remain in situ. This list includes two colossal stones that were intended to be moved. However, they were never broken free of the quarry in which they were carved, and therefore they would be considered carved in situ. Most of these were carved in ancient times.

In many cases, especially in India, these sculptures were carved out of softer rocks like sandstone or volcanic tuff. However, in some cases they were carved out of harder rocks like basalt, or even granite in the case of the unfinished obelisk in Egypt. The Egyptians may have been limited to using 4.5-kilogram (10-pound) dolerite balls to chip away at the granite. [2] Dynamite was used in the carving of Mount Rushmore, one of the few colossal sculptures that was carved out of granite.

Africa

Egypt

Ethiopia

Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

China

India

Iran

Jordan

Lebanon

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka

Turkey

Americas

Colombia

Ecuador

Peru

United States

Europe

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Greece

Italy

Romania

Switzerland

See also

Other lists

References

  1. ^ Collins online dictionary: Colossal "2. (in figure sculpture) approximately twice life-size."; entry in the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus® Online
  2. ^ Edwards, Dr. I.E.S.: The Pyramids of Egypt 1986/1947 p. 269-273
  3. ^ Archeology magazine Jan/Feb 2008 p. 40-45
  4. ^ The Early Ceremonial Center of Chavín de Huántar, Berger p. 130