very rare type - Riesiges koptisches Priestersegenkreuz - Meskel - Legierung

very rare type - Riesiges koptisches Priestersegenkreuz - Meskel - Legierung
Äthiopien - Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts

Original Priest hand cross Meskel a very rare and large one! Priests wear hand crosses in order to bless the faithful. Therefore, hand crosses have to be light and easy to carry. They generally consist of three parts: the cross itself, the shaft and the base, which is to act as a counterbalance to the cross. Every Ethiopian priest has a hand cross (Meskel in Amharic) with which he blesses the faithful. The cross was handmade with the lost-wax method, and is a unique piece. The oldest hand crosses are sometimes more than 1000 years old, like the Meskel in the last photo. The material used for these very old ones is almost always copper. Ever since the 18th century, alloys with other metals have been found. From the 19th century, silver was increasingly used in such an alloy.

Riesiges koptisches Priestersegenkreuz - Meskel
very rare type
Geschätzter Zeitraum
Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts
Guter Zustand - gebraucht, mit geringfügigen Altersspuren & Mängeln
31×11.5×1 cm
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