Very rare and large old Coptic procession cross from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Alloy of silver, copper and nickel

Omschrijving
Very rare and large old Coptic procession cross from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Alloy of silver, copper and nickel
Ethiopië - Midden 20e eeuw

This large 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.

Material: an aloy of silver, copper and nickel.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Very rare and large old Coptic procession cross from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Materiaal
Alloy of silver, copper and nickel
Geschatte periode
Midden 20e eeuw
Land van herkomst
Ethiopië
Staat
Goede staat - gebruikt met kleine tekenen van ouderdom en vlekjes
Afmetingen
40×21×5 cm
Gewicht
760 g
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