Lot 290: A Fine and very early Ethiopian cross

A Fine and very early Ethiopian cross; Ethiopia

Of long simple form, the cross itself small and with long handle. The surface cleaned but exhibiting an extremely worn and old patina. Crosses of this style are usually associated with the period of ethiopian history before the creation of the stylistic trends that would come to define the Ethiopian style procession and blessing cross. It is often the case that crosses of this type may date from a period of time as early as the 13th to 15th Centuries. H. 13 3/4".

Aquired by the present owner in the field

Price Realized: $10,000

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