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Gondar

Object Number:
87-13-26
Current Location:
Imagine Africa
Culture:
Coptic
Provenience:
Ethiopia
Section:
African
Materials:
Silver
Description:
Silver "Gondar" cross with socket. Cross filled with elaborate, interwoven filigree; 3 arms are also of filigreed crosses. The circle which has 2 incised angles and a Virgin and child above. The other side has the crucified Christ. The body of the cross is supported by a flat, semicircular band of silver, attached at either end to the filigree with silver clamps; tthe two ends of the band meet at the socket.
Height:
45cm
Length:
30.8cm
Depth:
4.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana
Other Number:
L-897-11   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
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Christianity in the Middle East: Selected Objects Relating to Ethiopic Christianity (23 Apr 1988 - 24 Apr 1988)
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