9 3/4 ✕ 4 1/16 ✕ 3/8 in. (24.8 ✕ 10.2 ✕ 1.0 cm)
5.30 oz. (150.1 g)
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
Purchased by David P. Harris from Michael and Vivian Arpad (Arpad Antiques) in Washington, DC on January 19, 1977.
Surface exhibits pitting throughout.
Brad Hostetler, and Lynn Jones, eds., Ethiopian Objects in the Blick-Harris Study Collection: Art, Context, and the Persistence of Form, Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): pp. 5–25, 67–75, 89–91, cat. 5. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/
This hand cross, cast in one piece, consists of a flat cross, a rounded shaft, and a flat rectangular base. The cross has arms of approximately equal length and size. Each arm flares outward; the left, right, and upper arms are adorned with finial disks. A similar finial design is attached to the lower edge of the base.
Lynn Jones, in Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 91. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/