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.
||23.4 - 25.8 cm =
= 9.2 - 10.2 inches
||9.2 - 10.0 cm =
= 3.6 - 0.0 inches
||321 g = = 1 oz