Ethiopia: Three Blessing Coptic Hand Crosses
of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Every ethiopian priest holds a hand Cross that he's constantly carrying with him. He is putting the Cross on the forehead of the believers and they are kissing the Cross. By using the traditional lost-wax method, each Cross has its own unique characteristic.
||Normally an aloy of silver, copper and nickel.
||25.0 - 23.6 cm =
= 9.8 - 9.3 inches
||9.3 - 6.4 cm =
= 3.7 - 0.0 inches
||353 g = = 1 oz