Ethiopia: Five 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.
||24.5 - 26.0 cm =
= 9.6 - 10.2 inches
||6.3 - 9.3 cm =
= 2.5 - 0.0 inches
||586 g = = 1 oz