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Pendant cross - Ethiopia
Pendant cross - Ethiopia
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Pendant cross - Ethiopia
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Pendant cross - Ethiopia
Origin
Ethiopia
Provenance
Private collection, Germany
Material
Metal alloy
Size
L: 5.5 x W: 3.9 cm
Description
Old, pendant cross (Amharic) from Godscham in 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.: The Ethiopian Cross - Dr. W. Korabiewicz

Price:   55,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  18-109
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