Ethiopia: Three handcrafted Processional Crosses
of the Coptic Orthodox Church
This Crosses belongs to the group of Processional Crosses which accompanies each procession of the Ethiopian Coptic Orthodox Church. They have a hollow shaft for mounting on a wooden handle, so that they 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 Crosses when they are carried by the deacons. The cloth reminds on Christ's dresses. The Crosses are handcraftet by the lost-wax method, so that each is unique.
||Normally an aloy of silver, copper and nickel.