Vintage Ethiopian Silver Coptic Cross
20.25"W x 7"D x 29.5"H - Ethiopia - Silver
The silver Coptic crosses are symbols of Christianity in Ethiopia. Their elaborate, stylized design are the defining characteristics of their beauty and appeal. Traditionally, the crosses were designed to be used in procession ceremonies. There is a socket at the base so they may be mounted on a staff and carried in church ceremonies or as hand-held blessing crosses used by priests. Made in elaborate latticework and crafted for centuries utilizing a sand technique, the details represents everlasting life. No two crosses are exactly identical in style.