Bullet Crucifix

This artefact is a unique piece of trench art made during World War One – a crucifix made from bullets. The cross is made from two French 8 mm Lebel cartridge cases and at the top are three German projectiles which form the cross. Christ is mounted in the centre.

The design and inclusion of the mass-produced Christ figure suggest that this is an example of a commercially produced piece of trench art. (1979.3983)