One -of-a kind copper and amber cross by local artist
Inspired by Lithuania’s Hill of Crosses
Lithuania is home to a shrine and a pilgrimage site known as the “Hill of Crosses,” The hill, about 12 kilometers north of Šiauliai, in the northern part of the country, is now home to an “uncountable” number of crosses of all styles and materials.
Artist inspired by Lithuanian wayside crosses. He uses a lot of elements that come from his home country.
In most cases, the figure of Christ — usually seated, his head resting on his hand, in a pose known as the “pensive Christ” — came from Lithuania.
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.