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Processional Cross (qäqwami mäsqäl)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Amhara artist
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Made: Ethiopia
  • DATES 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 15 x 8 1/8 in. (38.2 x 20.7 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS (in Ge'ez) This cross belongs to Empress Menen whose baptismal name is Walatta Giyorgis. She gave it to (the church of) Gethsemane Maryam on the 22 of Meskerem the Year of Grace 42 (EOC calendar 1942, Gregorian calendar 1949 or 1950). Translation done by Dr. Wolf Leslau, 1977.
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 82.102.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amhara artist. Processional Cross (qäqwami mäsqäl), 20th century. Silver, 15 x 8 1/8 in. (38.2 x 20.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr., 82.102.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.82.102.2_front.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.82.102.2_front.jpg., 2019
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    Amhara artist. <em>Processional Cross (qäqwami mäsqäl)</em>, 20th century. Silver, 15 x 8 1/8 in. (38.2 x 20.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr., 82.102.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.82.102.2_front.jpg)