Japanese artist; Osaka Macok hás caused quite a stir with his alabaster creation of Jesus of Nazareth with a hard-on!
The statue, which was displayed at a Gateshead (UK) Art Centre is allegedly responsible for a spurt in phallic sex toys.
An art centre spokesman said "The response to Macok's portrayal of Jesus has been stonking - we have had busloads of adoring female admirers from as far as Dublin, Southern France and Italy - in fact we had to break-up a fight between the Benedictine and Franciscan orders."
Sex shops in Newcastle, Lourdes, Dublin, Rome and Milan have reported a ten-fold increase in vibrator sales.
Stikit Upme, a sex shop manager from Newcastle said "It's f****** incredible, these nympho's have cleaned me out, there's not a cock left standing here. I'll tell you mate, the juices will be flowing in the cloisters tonight"
It's not the first time the Japanese sculptor has courted controversy, last year he chiselled Tony Blair and named the piece "What a Prick"