Celtic crosses date back to the early centuries of Christianity when St. Patrick evangelized the pagan island of Ireland in the 4th and 5th century. The pagan sun wheel was merged with the cross of Christ and used as a tool to evangelize. Celtic Crosses became tall, distinctive monuments and were often richly decorated, as in this porcelain replica. Belleek Pottery is a trusted Irish brand that has been hand-crafting luxury porcelain tableware and giftware for over 155 years. This Belleek Celtic High Cross is a great wall decor, and also makes a thoughtful, elegant gift for any occasion.