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Complete very old large procession cross from Axum


Complete old coptic procession cross from Axum, Ethiopië.
Size: 173 cm total
Metal cross: 39 x 19 cm

Period: 1850-1930, the stick might be 18th century

Top (cross) will be taken from the stick for shipment

ROOTZ gallery product code: AFC

This very rare complete Cross belongs to the group of processional crosses which accompanies each procession of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The top metal cross has a hollow shaft for mounting on the wooden handle, so that it can be carried above the heads of people in processions and religous ceremonies. The two lower arms are made for the hanging of the cloth which accompanies the Cross when it is carried by the deacons. The cloth reminds on Christ’s dresses.

Material: an aloy of silver, copper and nickel. The stick is made of wood.

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Authentic Coptic church object from Ethiopia.

Additional information

Gewicht 15 kg
Afmetingen 200 × 50 × 30 cm