Large and unique fine Coptic processional cross from Ethiopia.
This rare Cross belongs to the group of processional crosses which accompanies each procession of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It has a hollow shaft for mounting on a wooden handle, so that it can be carried above the heads of people in processions and religous ceremonies. The two lower arms are made for the hanging of the cloth which accompanies the Cross when it is carried by the deacons. The cloth reminds on Christ’s dresses. The Cross is handcraftet by the lost-wax method, so that it is unique.
Some crosses can be traced back to specific churches due to their shape and design. This authentic, fine cross with minor signs of use, probably could be traced back to the Amhara region, although it is from an unknown church . Provenance leads to a local tradesman in Ethiopia.
Material: aloy of silver and nickel.
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