A metal crucifix is often used as a decorative element or religious symbol on wooden coffins and caskets, particularly in Christian funerals. The crucifix typically features an image of Jesus on the cross, symbolizing the Christian belief in Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

The metal crucifix and cross are typically made of brass, bronze, zinc alloy, aluminum alloy, steel, or other metals. It is designed to be affixed to the exterior of the casket, often at the head end or on the lid. The crucifix may feature a representation of Jesus Christ on the cross or a more abstract design, depending on personal preferences and religious affiliations.

The crucifix can be made from various types of metal, including bronze, brass, stainless steel, zamak, or steel. The choice of metal will affect the crucifix's durability, color, and cost.