The San Damiano Cross is the crucifix that St. Francis of Assisi was praying when he is said to have received the commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church. It now hangs in the Basilica of Saint Clare (Basilica di Santa Chiara) in Assisi, Italy, with a replica in its original position in the church of San Damiano nearby.
Franciscans cherish this cross as the symbol of their mission from God. The cross is a crucifix of a type sometimes called an icon cross because in addition to the main figure of the Christ, it contains images of other saints and people related to the incident of Christ’s crucifixion such as Mother Mary and St John the Baptist.
(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Composite)
(Finish: Bronze Layer, 24k Gold Leaf)
(Height: 39.5 cm)
(Width: 28 cm)