A rarely-seen representation of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) in a standing position, holding a cross, owned by the Llacer-Teotico family. It is possible that the Teotico side of the family is related to the acclaimed multi-awarded sculptor from Sta. Cruz, Manila, Domingo Teotico. He had a religious statuary shop along Palma St. in Quiapo.
Christ the Redeemer is carved in the round, and stands on a magnificent cloud base adorned with 4 cherubs. The plain cross he holds in His left hand stands out from the classically-carved image dressed in white robes wth decorative gilding on the edges. The other hand is raised in benediction. Normally, the exposed heart is not part of the iconography of Christ the Redeemer, but the sculptor probably took creative license and carved the sacred heart in relief.The most iconic image of Christ as the redeemer of the world is the giant marble statue in Brazil, which today is recognized as one of the world's seven wonders.
Christ is the world’s Redeemer,
The lover of the pure,
The font of heavenly wisdom,
Our trust and hope secure,
The armor of his soldiers
The Lord of earth and sky,
Our health while we are living,
Our life when we shall die.
(--attributed to St. Columba)