220526 - very old Ethiopian Coptic Handmade Neck Cross 19th cent. - Ethiopia.


Ethiopia: Old 19 th century Ethiopian Coptic Handmade Neck Cross.

Size : 11 cm long and 7 cm wide

This is a very beautiful Filigree old handmade Ethiopian cross pendant made of Ethiopian silver aloy done by highly skilled silversmith.
collector's Coptic cross in Ethiopian silver is a display of good craftsmanship. In Ethiopia particularly among Orthodox Church followers, to wear a cross implied to be protected by the lord himself as well as to show that they are a devoted Christian.
Neck or pictorial crosses are tied round their owner’s neck with a piece of blue thread or cord, which was sometimes given to the wearer at baptism.
This particular cross pendant is old and has been used.9