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Silver cross - Ethiopia
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Silver cross - Ethiopia
Ethnic group
unknown
Origin
Ethiopia
Provenance
Private collection, Berlin
Material
Silver
Size
L: 4.0 x W: 2.1 cm
Description
Old silver cross (Amharic) from Ethiopia.

The Christian Ethiopians have been wearing crosses for over 1,600 years as a sign of their faith. They are named mostly after towns or provinces of the highlands - are either cast in lost form or cut directly from Maria Theresia talers.

Lit.: Afrika im Schmuck - Angela Fisher - page 293
Exotische Schmuck - Katrin + Ulrich Klever - page 75

Price:   60,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  18-87
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