This large luxurious wooden Crucifix is carved from Holy Land olive wood in Bethlehem and overlaid with lovely abalone. This large luxurious wall Crucifix features 5 Holy Land articles displayed in glass window inserts around the Crucifix. (Clockwise from top of Crucifix: Olive leaves, Holy Land stones, Holy Land soil, Incense and Yellow Rose of Sharon). Our Holy Land Treasures gift card and a "Made in the Holy Land" certificate of authenticty come with this luxurious Catholic Crucifix.
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This luxurious wooden Crucifix is hand made by Catholic artisans Hani and Johnny Handal of Bethlehem. Johnny carves the wooden part of this lovely Crucifix, has it overlaid with abalone, and Hani casts the Corpus and all metal parts in his Bethlehem casting shop. Each of these luxurious wooden Crucifixes are hand made and although very similar, each Crucifix has its' own beautiful unique character. The style of this luxurious Crucifix is known by many names and is rich in symbolism. It is known as a 14 Stations Crucifix, being made from 14 pieces of Holy Land olive wood, to represent the Fourteen Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa). Each arm of this luxurious wooden Crucifix is made from 3 pieces of wood to represent the Holy Trinity. (The 3 pieces on each arm X 4 arms = 12 to represent the 12 disciples.) This style of Crucifix is also called a Budded Crucifix, Roman Catholic, Roman and Roman Byzantine Crucifix. The workshops of Hani and Johnny Handal, where this luxurious wooden Crucifix is made, is on Manger Street in Bethlehem, not far from the site where the Lord Jesus was born. This luxurious wooden abalone Crucifix is found exclusively here at Holy Land Treasures USA. Read about the history of Crucifixes and Crosses