This beautiful wooden Crucifix is made from Holy Land olive wood and overlaid with abalone. The beautiful wooden abalone Crucifix features 4 glass window inserts containing articles from the Holy Land. (Clockwise from top of Crucifix: Olive leaves, Holy Land stones, Holy Land soil and Frankincense.) This wooden abalone Crucifix is hand made in Bethlehem in the workshops of Catholic artisans Hani and Johnny Handal. With this masterpiece Catholic Crucifix you will receive our Holy Land Treasures gift card and a "Made in Bethlehem" certificate of authenticity.
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Read about the history of Crucifixes and Crosses. This wooden abalone Crucifix is full of symbolism. Called a 14 Stations Crucifix to represent the Fourteen Stations of the Cross, the lovely Crucifix is made from 14 pieces of Holy Land olive wood. Each arm of this lovely wooden Crucifix is made from 3 pieces of wood to symbolize the Holy Trinity. The 4 arms (3 pieces of wood) X 3 = 12 pieces of wood represent the 12 disciples. Along with being called a 14 Stations Crucifix, this wooden abalone Crucifix is also called a Roman Crucifix, Roman Catholic, Roman Byzantine and a Budded Crucifix. Johnny Handal carves the wooden Cross for this lovely Crucifix, has it overlaid with abalone, and all of the metal parts are cast in Hani's casting shop next door. Their workshops are located on Manger Street in Bethlehem, a 5 minute walk from where the Lord Jesus was born. This deluxe wooden abalone Crucifix is found exclusively here at Holy Land Treasures USA and makes a wonderful Catholic gift for all occasions.
Read about the History of Crucifixes.
This lovely wooden Crucifix and most of our fine Crucifixes are made in the Bethlehem workshop of Catholic artisans Hani and Johnny Handal. Their olive wood workshop, where this beautiful wooden Crucifix is made, is on Manger Street, not far from the site where the Lord Jesus was born.