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Hand Cross

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Amhara
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (26.0 x 10.5 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 88.192.5
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hand cross. Ornately pierced upper section in overall diamond shape with extensive incised geometric decoration. Shaft is square, hollow element pierced with rectangular openings. A large, hollow pierced square occurs at the base, below which another element an overall diamond shape appears. Many of the individual designs are 4-lobed. Condition: Good with the exception of some tarnish.
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