Arts of Africa
19th or 20th century
9 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (23.4 x 8.3 cm)
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams
Amhara. Hand Cross, 19th or 20th century. Iron, 9 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (23.4 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin H. Williams, 88.192.9. Creative Commons-BY
Upper section in the shape of a Maltese cross with an X incised at the crossing and, on each arm, a circle with a dot in the center. At the end of each arm is a bar extending beyond the arm with the same circle and dot design on each end. A four-lobed element rests on each of these bars. The shaft is plain and terminates in a rectangle below which, four lobed elements are again placed. One side of the rectangle has an incised central design of a square with dots at the four corners, inset with an X and four more dots.
Condition: Good with the exception of some tarnish.
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