One-of-a kind copper and amber cross by local artist – R. Povilaitis
Povilaitis, who came to the United States and the Chicago area in 1949, began building crosses at his home.
Design inspired by Lithuanian wayside crosses, so he uses a lot of elements that come from his home country.
The Pensive Christ – Rūpintojėlis.. Many Lithuanians will have such a carving in their own homes. It is a subject in Christian iconography depicting a contemplating Jesus, sitting with his head supported by his hand with the Crown of Thorns and marks of his flagellation. The first known depictions appeared in the second half of the 14 century.
Each decorative cross is one-of-a-kind.
Height: 9 inches tall
Materials: wood, amber, copper