6" x 8" Nauvoo Illinois Temple Layered Wood Plaque
Nauvoo Temple Plaque
This multi-layer "mandala style" temple plaque is an original design. The detailed art piece is created out of 9 layers of laser-cut bright birch and wonderful mahogany woods with just over a 1" total thickness". Each layer is slightly different than the one above and uses design elements that reflect the unique architectural detail found in this specific temple, an effect that is wonderfully relaxing and mesmerizing.
This unique piece of inspirational artwork makes a special gift for friends, newly weds and loved ones. It can be showcased in your home or office, hung on a wall or displayed on a desk or shelf.
The Nauvoo Illinois Temple Layer Plaque has been created in 3 sizes. This custom laser cut design is gorgeous and durable and includes a wooden box for shipping and storage, though you will want to show it off in a prominent place.
The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When the main body of the church was forced out of Nauvoo, Illinois, in the winter of 1846, the church attempted to sell the building, finally succeeding in 1848. In 1937, The Church reacquired the lot and in 2000 the church began to build a temple on the original site whose exterior is a replica of the first temple. On June 27, 2002, a date that coincided with the 158th anniversary of the death of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, the temple was dedicated as the Nauvoo Illinois Temple.
The Nauvoo Temple was designed in the Greek Revival style by architect William Weeks, under the direction of Joseph Smith. Weeks' design made use of distinctively Latter Day Saint motifs, including Sunstones, Moonstones, and Starstones.