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Pendant Cross

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Description Pendant crosses show the inventiveness of Ethiopian metalworkers in embellishing the simple form of the cross with a rich variety of designs. Worn around the neck by the faithful to ward off evil, these small crosses could be made of braided leather, carved wood, or cast metal.
  • Angels of Light: Ethiopian Art from the Walters Art Museum. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton; Museum of Biblical Art, New York. 2006-2007.
Provenance Mrs. Lily Mobille-Pappas, Bethesda, Maryland [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1997, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mrs. Lily Mobille-Pappas, 1997

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19th century (Modern)
silver alloy
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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H: 2 7/16 x W: 1 5/16 x D: 1/4 in. (6.16 x 3.28 x 0.68 cm)


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