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Hand-Carved Ethiopian Cross



A vintage Ethiopian cross, hand carved in silver-plated copper, circa 1940. These silver or brass crosses are symbols of Coptic / Orthodox Christianity in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Their elaborate design distinguishes them from similar European crosses. Ethiopian crosses are almost always hand-made from silver-plated copper, with an intricate latticework which symbolizes eternal life. No two crosses are exactly alike in style. Measures: 25" high x 11" wide, mounted on a 4" x 4" black metal stand.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Arts and Crafts (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 09 ETHIOPIA 69931stDibs: LU825020192632

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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