19th Century Coptic Handcross - Ethiopia
19th Century Coptic Handcross - Ethiopia
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19th Century Coptic Handcross - Ethiopia

$2,200.00
The cross as an image of Christianity has been associated with Ethiopia since the Aksumite emperor Ezana adopted the new faith in the 4th century and issued coins engraved with the symbol that would spread the message. Handcrosses belonged to the individual priests, who presented them to the faithful whenever they met for the purpose of blessing.

ex. Al J. Venter and ex. Dr. Richard Pankhurst. Here is a link with more information about Dr. Pankhurst http://www.raceandhistory.com/Historians/pankhurst.htm Al J. Venter is a specialist military writer who has had over fifty books published and has produced more than a hundred documentary films. With all his travels, experiences and adventures, he is an interesting fellow. I met Al back in Africa through his nephew when I was a teenager. He worked for decades as a journalist and foreign correspondent writing for such prestigious organizations as NBC, BBC, London Daily Express and the Sunday Express.

Had been on display in the Seattle Art Museum.

Height: 15 3/8" Width: 5 1/2"

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