Franco Comploj
Wood carvings manufactory since 1929
Gradena Art wood carvings

Saints, reliefs and Stations of the Cross

Jesus with the twelve apostles - relief of "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci.

Statues of Saint Antony, Saint Joseph or Saint Francis are all popular representations of saints. However, our collection also includes saint figures that are peculiar to the alpine regions such as the Holy Spirit in the shape of a dove with halo or Saint Florian, patron saint of the firefighters. Moreover, we also produce representations of Saint Cosmas, patron saint of the doctors and surgeons and Saint Damian, patron saint of the pharmacists. Among the selection of reliefs you can find the Last Supper (see picture above), the relief of the praying hands according to Albrecht Dürer and the Stations of the Cross. This work is carved on 14 rectangular linden wood panels with a dimension of 8 x 16 inch (40 x 20 cm), a golden cross at the top end and a golden Roman number carved at the base. In the Franco Online Shop you can find our complete selection of saint figures, reliefs and the Stations of the Cross.

Dove with halo of rays

Dove with halo of rays
Typical Tyrolean representation
of the Holy Spirit.
Art. 3310 - ANT.G.

St.Joseph with Child-Guido Reni

St.Joseph with Child - Guido Reni (1575-1642) painter. The patron saint of the Church and the family; of craftsmen, foresters, woodworkers and carpenters as he himself was a carpenter; of travellers and exiles because of his flight to Egypt.
Art. 3576 - COLOR

14 Stations of the Cross

14 Stations of the Cross - 8x16 inch - 20x40 cm each relief with two complete figures.
Art. 3950 COLOR

Short description of the Stations of the Cross, the way they are still carved in the traditional workshops of Val Gardena:

  • I (1.) Jesus is condemned to death
  • II. (2.) Jesus is given His cross
  • III. (3.) Jesus falls the first time
  • IV. (4.) Jesus meets His Mother
  • V. (5.) Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
  • VI. (6.) Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
  • VII. (7.) Jesus falls the second time
  • VIII. (8.) Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
  • IX. (9.) Jesus falls the third time
  • X. (10.) Jesus is stripped of His garments
  • XI. (11.) Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
  • XII. (12.) Jesus dies on the cross
  • XIII. (13.) Jesus' body is removed from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)
  • XIV. (14.) Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense
Certificate of authenticity Franco:
Certificate of authenticity Franco
You can find all the Saints and reliefs carvings of our own production in the  Franco Online Shop