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Pendant Cross

Arts of Africa

  • Place Made: Ethiopia
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (6.3 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver neck cross in form of a diamond decorated with four solid silver circles in relief at each apex and a large one in the center. At the top is a hinge to which is attached a smaller diamond shape identical to the lower one in decoration and a ring for suspension. Condition: Good. Hinge area wearing thin on back and neck ring wearing thin on top.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Amhara. Pendant Cross, 19th or 20th century. Silver, 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (6.3 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr., 79.72.25. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.72.25_bw.jpg)
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