Can I possess a statue of the Rambam?



I received this from my grandfather who recently passed away, I’m wondering if I’m allowed to keep it or is this an issue. It’s the Rambam.



It is not allowed to own a statue of a human being even if the intent is not for idolatry; the concern is chashad (suspicion).

If this item is very important for you to keep, you may scrape off the nose (or according to some  – the ear) and thus it will not be a complete face.



Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 168:2. Beis Lechem Yehudah 141:10

See also references here:

Can my kids have dolls? Do we need to deface them?