Other Moroni Statues

There are many Angel Moroni Statues on the temples, but there are a few that are not. Following is a lit of statues that have never been, and were never intended to be, on top of a temple.

Hill Cumorah Moroni

Brian Olson
Sculptor
Torleif Knaphus
Sculpted
Material Hammered Copper covered in 22-karat
gold leaf
Height 10′ (3.14 Meters)
Currently On Hill Cumorah Monument

This statue of Moroni features a set of gold plates held to the chest with the left hand, and the right hand being raised in a sign to heaven. More on this monument can be found on Torleif Knaphus’s page earlier in this book.


References

Allen P. Gerritsen “The Hill Cumorah Monument: An Inspired Creation of Torleif S. Knaphus” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies Vol. 13 No . 1-2 p. 124-135.

Moroni Delivers the Plates

http://www.wilfordwoodmuseum.com/AboutUS.htm
Sculptor
Torleif Knaphus
Sculpted
Material Bronze
Height
Currently
Wilford C. Wood museum in Bountiful, Utah

This statue was originally sculpted for use on Temple Square. Currently it is at the Wilford C. Wood Museum in Bountiful Utah.


References

“About Us” willfordwoodmuseum.com

Mortal Moroni

https://www.flickr.com/photos/19779889@N00/3111238858
Sculptor
Avard Fairbanks
Sculpted
Material Bronze
Height  8′ (2.43 Meters)
Currently
Wilford C. Wood museum in Bountiful, Utah

This statue was created to compliment the design of the Manti Temple, which it sits in front of, and the Mormon Miracle Pageant. The statue was made using funds donated to the pageant upon the death of R. Clair Anderson. Family Members along with Avard T. Fairbanks approached stake and pageant leaders and proposed the
statue as an appropriate monument for the pageant.


References

“Placement of Moroni statue sees controversy” heraldextra.com, 2 August 2012

Worlds Fair Moroni

LDS.org
Sculptor
Elbert Porter
Sculpted
Material Fiberglass and gold leaf
Height 8’ 3” (2.51 Meters)
Currently
200 lbs (90.72 kilograms) (680.4 kilograms (1500.03 pounds))

The Mormon Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair shaped programs for visitors Centers at historical sites and temples around the world. The pavilion’s central point was a
replica of the east spires of the Salt Lake Temple complete with an 8’ 3” Angel Moroni Statue sculpted by Elbert Porter, a replica of the 12’ 5” Cyrus Dallin Statue. It was
used at multiple expos and fairs.


References

Deseret News 14 March 1964
The Improvement Era May 1964 p.340
“Placement of Moroni statue sees controversy” heraldextra.com, 2 August 2012

Cape Coast Chapel Moroni

Sculptor
Unknown
Sculpted
Material Painted Concrete
Height
Currently

Long before Missionaries were first sent to Africa, one man, Joseph William Billy Johnson, discovered the Book of Mormon and shared it with everyone he met. One copy of the book of Mormon was shared amongst hundreds as those converted through Brother Johnson’s efforts prayed for missionaries to come.

After the 1978 announcement extended the Priesthood to everyone, Missionaries were sent to Accra Ghana to Baptize Brother Johnson and those converted through his efforts.

When missionaries finally arrived a few months later, they were directed to Johnson’s chapel in Cape Coast, Ghana, where they found “a large statue of the Angel Moroni standing on a ball and blowing a trumpet. There were also pictures of the Bible and the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, the Tabernacle Choir, and other Latter-day Saint scenes.” (lds.org)

The concrete angel Moroni statue was patterned after the cover photo on older editions of the Book of Mormon. It is currently in the possession of the Church History Museum.


References

Steve Evans “Where were you 8/6/78?” bycommonconsent.com, 8 May 2008.
Elizabeth Maki “A People Prepared” history.lds.org, 21 April 2013.


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