210938 - Antique Olive Wooden 17th Century Ethiopian Coptic hand Cross - Ethiopia.
Extremly Rare Antique 17th century Ethiopia Olive wooden Coptic Hand Cross from the orthodox coptic Church.
This wooden cross measures approximately 18 cm high and more then 400 years old.
This cross was collected between 1910 and 1940 and ended up in my private collection in 1984.
For the ethiopian church the cross is not only a symbol for Christi suffering and death, is more importantly still its meaning than indications of the resurrection. The cross often steps a releasing and before the bad one protecting effect into ethiopian representations to the place of the crucifixion and expresses not only admiration for the dead Christ, but fulfilled as icon also. This function is expressed clearly in the prayer with the designation " The protective wall of the Crosses ". The multiplicity process crosses carried by priests with services and religious meetings produces atmosphere of the sacralen and the release and points to the believer symbolically its life way. Process crosses are manufactured in the wax fuse procedure.