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Face of Christ on Wooden Cross, Reclaimed Cedar – Center Peace Works x Royals – Small


The subject of this Fine Art piece is the Face of Jesus Christ in his suffering state for the salvation of humanity, an image evoking the devotions of men and women throughout the centuries. This beautifully handcrafted sculpture is reposed on driftwood of aromatic California Cedar, representative of the wood of the cross, and stands 4.5″ tall, 3.5″ long, and 1″ in depth, by Mrs. Maria Franklin of Center Peace Works.

In a home or office setting, this exquisite and discreet work of art will be a constant reminder that there is no greater love than to give one’s life for one’s friends…and our God gave His own life for us.

Center Peace Works is founded by Artist Maria Franklin in her seaside studio in Palos Verdes California. Mrs. Franklin draws her inspiration from deep prayer and sacramental life which then evokes deeper appreciation of Creation and the beauty of life. Mrs. Franklin creates commissioned works of all sizes, primarily in brass and is world acclaimed for her portfolio of work.

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The Look of Love

On the cross, Jesus’ holy face became disfigured. Yet it was all the more beautiful because of the love it showed forth. Women and men have capacity for great strength when the one they love is suffering. Let the knowledge that every blow on this face was taken out of love for you, help you see the love behind every wound and be a constant reminder of how much he loves you, and that your royalty has been won at the cost of his own life.

He had no majestic bearing to catch our eye, / no beauty to draw us to him. / He was spurned and avoided by men, / a man of suffering, knowing pain, / Like one from whom you turn your face, / spurned, and we held him in no esteem. / Yet it was our pain that he bore, / our sufferings he endured. Isaiah 53:2-4

Maria has tried to capture some of this beauty in this work, for No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Devotion to the Holy Face spread from the early years of Christians. “Those who will contemplate the wounds on My Face here on earth, shall contemplate it radiant in heaven.” Jesus told Sister Marie of St Peter, a Carmelite nun in Tours, France, in 1866. In another vision, Jesus Christ spoke to an Italian virgin Sister Maria Pierina De Micheli telling her: “Every time my Face is contemplated, I will pour out my love into the heart of those persons, and by means of my Holy Face the salvation of many souls will be obtained.”


  • Brass Relief of Christ on California Cedar Block
  • Product Dedication Card
  • Product Holy Card
  • Gift Box

Additional information

Weight 1.6 lbs
Dimensions 8.75 × 5.25 × 2 in


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