This crucifix stands 13″ tall with its base. The three-pointed base and the crucifix are a shiny brass. Lovely for a chapel, prayer corner, mantel, or desk. Keeping a crucifix in the home has long been a tradition in Catholic families. It acts as a reminder of Christ’s redemptive sacrifice; but it is also a sacramental, used in devotion to Our Lord and as a guard against evil. Prayer in front of a crucifix is encouraged as a means of focusing contemplation on Christ.