The Keyhole to Eternity slate wall cross plaque is a contemporary religious wall symbol that is both peaceful and elegant in its simplicity. This slate wall cross plaque is uniquely compelling in its depth and variation. The cross is present here by its absence: the cross-shaped hole in the slate serves indeed as a keyhole – a passageway through the cross into eternity, for Christ and for all of us.
A Cross Plaque Made Entirely of Slate
Measuring 9 inches long, 3 inches wide, and .25 inch thick, our Keyhole to Eternity slate wall cross plaque is designed to hang easily on any wall in your office, home, or study. Conceived and realized in Germany, this cross is a distinctive gift for that most distinctive person in your life!
Slate – the Material of Death
A sobering yet happy coincidence indeed that slate is the material both of many tombstones and of this wall cross plaque. Slate is mined from deep within the earth. Slate, is a rough and uneven rock, darkly colored in hues of gray and black. No material could better symbolize death or that most notorious instrument of death, the cross. No material could better symbolize the dark tomb. Christ’s death on the cross and entombment is the “keyhole” to eternal life. The cross of Christ is the key. Christ’s death on the cross is also our death (since we all must and will die some day). But since Christ’s death is redemptive — we all can die through and with Christ into new and eternal life.