The Early Church and the Reformed wing of the Reformation held images of Christ to be unlawful in any context. Why? Because of the orthodox doctrine of the Hypostatic Union, of Christ’s one person in two natures.
Here is the crux of the issue:
In heaven, if you will be able to worship Jesus in the flesh, then you cannot make an image of Him. If you can make an image of Him, then you cannot worship Him.
The ‘Introduction & Crux of the Issue’ on the webpage is irrefutable. Many more resources on the topic, both historic and contemporary follow (which we have greatly updated). Read, and wonder again that “God was in the flesh”.