Title

Neck Cross

Creator

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Geography

Ethiopia, Africa

Culture

Ethiopian

Medium

Metal alloy

Dimensions

1 3/1613/163/16 in. (3.0 ✕ 2.1 ✕ 0.5 cm)

0.30 oz. (8.4 g)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2020.46

Provenance

Purchased by David P. Harris from the Guthaim Gallery Inc. in New York on August 15, 1977.

Condition

Minor abrasions to the cross.

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, 112–27, 147, cat. 25. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/

Description

One of the smallest crosses in the catalog, this cross is molded and composed of arms of equal length. They narrow at the center and flare outward, ending in a slight curve. Neither side is decorated.

Sarah Mathiesen, in Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture 8, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 147. https://digital.kenyon.edu/perejournal/vol8/iss1/1/

2020.46.pdf (629 kB)
Purchase Receipt and Supporting Materials

2020.46-side2.jpg (2439 kB)
Side 2

Keywords

Yangät Mäsqäl

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