This Mosaic Dove cross was commissioned by my client in 2005 as a Christmas gift for her Sister-In-Law. The dove was chosen
for its strong Christan symbolism and the colors were chosen to place emphasis on the dove in the design. The cross now hangs
in her Sister-In-Law’ Cross Collection.
Materials: White Matte Iridescent and Navy Blue Stained Glass on Wood Base, Grouted.
Size: 11.5" x 7" (Small)
More about the Dove Series of Mosaic Crosses
I love the simple beauty in each Mosaic Dove Cross that I create. Watching the dove take shape and come to life, adding
extra touches to make each cross unique and filling in the background to offset the dove never grows old. I am always left
with a sense of awe, wonder and peace.
The dove is one of most commonly used Christian symbols both in ancient and modern ecclesiastical art and symbolizes several
Purity, innocence and peace. This symbolism derives largely from the Old Testament where the dove often was used
as an offering to God and, in the story of Noah’s Ark, when the dove sent out by Noah returned to the Ark with an olive
branch in its beak, representing God’s peace towards humanity. See Genesis 8:11
Baptism. The dove as the Holy Spirit appeared at Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. See Matthew 3:16; Mark
1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32. When used in connection with Baptism, the dove is often shown descending.
Holy Spirit. The dove is the only shape ever given to the Holy Spirit. It appeared at Jesus' baptism by John the
Baptist. See verses above. In all other accounts no shape is given.
Likewise, the dove also symbolizes the agent through which the Holy Spirit works on Earth and identifies the Holy Spirit
as a member of the Trinity.
The Christian Soul. The dove also signifies the Christian soul, as opposed to the human soul, as indwelt by the
Holy Spirit; especially, therefore, as freed from the toils of the flesh and entered into rest and glory.
Other Mosaic Crosses in the Dove Series that can be viewed in The Cross Gallery
Dove Series ~ In Purple
In Honor of Jack’s Baptism
In Honor Of . . .
Dove in Light Blue
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