silver metal cross in openwork style; slightly asymmetrical; looping knots and bars; some incised lines

Cross pendant, late 19th-early 20th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

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Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2016.76.14

Ethiopia was the first African nation to adopt Christianity, more than 1600 years ago. By the 1400s, Christian art in Ethiopia was flourishing, combining Christian imagery with an expressive use of pattern and form. Nowhere else, for instance, are there so many types of Christian crosses.

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Cross pendant
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Artist
Accession Number
2016.76.14
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silver metal cross in openwork style; slightly asymmetrical; looping knots and bars; some incised lines