Welded chain cross for Shrine

Welded chain cross for Shrine
Title
Welded chain cross for Shrine
Date 
2001
Medium 
iron chain
Description 
iron chain welded in the form of a cross
Credit Line 
Gift of Chief Philip Burns and Firefighter John Misha
Object Number 
2003.4b
Gallery Label 
This cross was created by John Misha, a 15 year veteran of the FDNY who volunteered during recovery efforts at Ground Zero. According to Misha, he found this length of chain in the rubble which he welded to form a cross. He placed it on a wooden altar left by a little girl and a man who possibly had a relative who died on 9/11. Workers at Ground Zero and later Saint Paul's Chapel, left votive objects such as rosaries and crosses at the shrine.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group