Jasper is one of only three gemstones mentioned in the Bible, which is why it was chosen to represent the most well-known face on earth. The unusual hardness of this stone mirrors the longevity of his message of peace.

Like the study of the Madonna in Carnelian, this is a wry tribute to the many reports of the face of Jesus appearing in inanimate objects.

This particular species of stone is called Dalmatian Jasper for obvious reasons. Its mottled, pinpoint pattern creates an image reminiscent of a pointillist painting.

This piece measures 8″ x 10″ and comprises of 500 3/8″ tiles.

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