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War & Decline

The First World War

Crucifix

Description:

Cross made from bullet casings. In the centre is a circular embossed plaque recycled from a First World War German army belt buckle, and a figure depicting Christ.

 

These crucifixes were made from the detritus of war - two different sized bullet casings and a German army belt buckle. Many relatives visiting the battlefields of France during the 1920s purchased items like this as a memento of lost loved ones.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.51.7
Digital Number:
DMMS038n
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council