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Religious Cross

Unknown1700/1730

Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives

For over 1600 years Ethiopian Christians have worn or held hand crosses made of silver, brass, iron or wood; a proud confession of their faith. These neck crosses, usually named after towns or provinces of the highlands, are cast by the lost works method or cut directly from a Maria Theresa dollar.

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  • Title: Religious Cross
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1700/1730
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Type: Silver Cross
  • Rights: Kenya National Archives

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