Title

Hand Cross

Creator

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Geography

Ethiopia, Africa

Culture

Ethiopian

Medium

Metal alloy

Dimensions

9 3/4 ✕ 4 1/163/8 in. (24.8 ✕ 10.2 ✕ 1.0 cm)

5.30 oz. (150.1 g)

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.24

Provenance

Purchased by David P. Harris from Michael and Vivian Arpad (Arpad Antiques) in Washington, DC on January 19, 1977.

Condition

Surface exhibits pitting throughout.

References

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/

Description

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/

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