Renowned sculptor and painter Rudy Rahme carved Patriarch Sfeir’s coffin on the trunk of an olive tree from Kadish Valley and using Bkerke’s rocks. Rahme explained that the trunk bears witness to the history of Lebanon, and is edged with brass. As for Sfeir’s face, it was engraved on a slab of marble capping the casket.

I love Rudy Rahme’s work but to be honest this coffin is not appealing at all, and the way the face is popping out of the trunk is just weird.