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.
||27.7 - 25.5 cm =
= 10.9 - 10.0 inches
||9.5 - 8.5 cm =
= 3.7 - 0.0 inches
||423 g = = 1 oz