Ethiopian Metal Cross Icon, Triptych
Ethiopia: Hand-painted ethiopian metal cross icon - Triptych
of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Free shipping!This Cross metal icon belongs to the group of processional crosses which accompanies each procession of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It has a hollow shaft for mounting on a wooden handle, so that it 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 Cross when it is carried by the deacons. The cloth reminds on Christ's dresses. The Cross is handcraftet by the lost-wax method, so that it is unique.
Ethiopian Icons are - as a particular feature in the icon painting - manufactured by using the old traditions until the present day. What concerns their form, you can mainly find diptychs and triptychs and very rarely single panels. On the contrary to byzantine icons Ethiopian Icons show a more popular character. The paintings on them have mostly a powerfull range of colours. They renounce on perspective and the frontality of the figures whose faces have big eyes. The painting of icons in Ethiopia dates back to the 15th century.
|Material:||Normally an aloy of silver, copper and nickel.|
|Heigth:||35.2 cm = 13.9 inches|
|Width:||14.4 cm = 5.7 inches|
|Width closed:||1.0 cm = 0.4 inches|
|Width open:||17.3 cm= 6.8 inches|
|Weight:||663 g = 23 oz|