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Object Number: 87-13-26
Current Location: Imagine Africa
Currently On Display
Provenience: Ethiopia
Length: 44.4cm
Width: 30.5cm
Depth: 4.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana, 1987
Other NumberL-897-11 - Old Museum Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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