Jesus Christ

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TO GO WITH India-religion-society-art,FEATURE by Rachel O'Brien This... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Brother,Carpenter,Horizontal,India,Indoors,Jesus Christ,Kilometer,Males,Mumbai,Photography,Sculptor,Sculpture,Statue,Working,WorkshopPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH India-religion-society-art,FEATURE by Rachel O'Brien This photo taken on August 31, 2012 shows an Indian carpenter working on a statue of Jesus Christ at the Sequeira brothers' home and workshop in Small Giriz, some 70 kms north of Mumbai. For when a photograph is not enough, the Sequeiras -- a third-generation family of religious effigy makers -- operate a successful sideline to bereaved relatives who want a three-dimensional tribute to their lost loved ones. Using old photographs to capture a likeness, the statues and busts are made of wood or fibreglass, coloured with paint and completed with realistic glass eyes. AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)