Cathedral Hands By Auguste Rodin Statue is a wonderful wedding gift. This sculpture of the Cathedral has a texture on the surface of the hand and is more true to the original Rodin sculpture of the Cathedral. The Cathedral by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). To Rodin, two hands symbolized a lover's union every bit as powerfully as his more explicit sculptures did. Rodin's allegory hinted at the scarcity of the sexual in the pieces name of The Cathedral. This wonderful Rodin statue is composed of alabaster dust mixed with a durable binding compound, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of Italy's Egregia Workshop.