ethiopian coptic ceremonial cross

ETHIOPIAN COPTIC CEREMONIAL CROSS


Price

SOLD

Item Number

DEC006

Description

Two good examples of a coptic ceremonial cross, usually carried on a long pole at celebrations or religious festivals.
Also know as the Crux Dissimulata or Lalibela Cross.
The early Coptic cross was a fusion of the Orthodox Christian cross and pagan Egyptian ankh.
For Copts, the added circle around the cross is a halo representing divinity and resurrection. Halos or sunbursts with similar meaning are also sometimes found on orthodox crosses.
Both of the crosses are in used condition, made from white metal and polished to a silver colour.
Very usable and highly decorative and in undamaged condition.

Dimensions:
arched cross : 13" by 4" by 1 1/4"
diamond cross : 13 1/4" by 6" by 1 3/4"

Price is for each cross.
Internal Ref: DEC006



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