A religious icon of Ethiopia’s Coptic Christians for centuries, these ornate crosses are traditionally made of wood, brass, silver and more rarely gold. Hand-held by priests and used in religious processions, the designs are named after Ethiopia’s towns. Read the story..
Coptic crosses are often shown with arms dividing into three points each. Crafted from nickel using the lost-wax casting method, the hand-held cross is mounted on a perspex stand to display.