Gate of Heaven - Stone and Bronze

Gate of Heaven - Stone and Bronze


An extraordinary Gate of Heaven medal is suspended just behind the crucifix of this rosary. The two pieces complement one another very well.

The crucifix is beautiful without being overly ornate, and substantial without being overly heavy. At each end of the cross is the symbol of the dogwood flower.

In the opening of the large medal is a lovely image of Our Lady. The image appears to have been based on Bartolome Esteban Murillo's 17th century painting of the Immaculate Conception. The medal is adorned with shamrocks and flowers.

The Gate of Heaven and the Immaculate Conception are also represented on the rosary center.

All three metal pieces are solid bronze, cast by hand from vintage originals.

The Pater beads of the rosary are silverleaf jasper, enclosed in brass caps. The Aves are pale stone. Among all these are beads of silver lined glass and matte glass.

The connecting rings are solid bronze and brass.

Crucifix: 2.75"
Large medal: 2"
Center: .75"
Paters: 12mm
Aves: 8mm

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The rosary is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers' cable, composed of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds;  each end is double-crimped for security.