Midcentury Modern European Cross


European, early 1980s crucifix. Hand-painted in matte and glossy earth colors. Brutalist, naive, and even outsider Christ figure embossed on a dark brown cross. A one-of-a-kind, handcrafted piece that is part of a large collection of crosses made by Belgian artisan potters from the 1950s to 1970s. A unique decorative item for anyone interested in distinctive folk art or religious items as home decor.



10.25 in. H x 7.75 in. W x 0.5 in. D

26 cm H x 20 cm W x 1 cm D


This crucifix would fit perfectly in a Le Corbusier building, a clear bright loft or a sunny countryside cabin or doorstep. It's raw honesty designates it to both the wild nature and the minimal city home.

This piece has been curated from a large European ceramic crucifix collection. From modernism to brutalism, the unique pieces range from being as futurist as a modernist church to as raw as a brutalist building. Each artist offered a different take on the representation of faith through volumes and colors.

The collection offers an excellent selection for composing a custom wall of modernist crucifixes.


Item Reference: S1_06