Amhara. <em>Hand Cross (mäsqäl)</em>, 19th or 20th century. Silver, 8 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (21.0 x 7.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr., 79.72.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.72.30_bw.jpg)

Hand Cross (mäsqäl)


Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (21.0 x 7.0 cm)



Accession Number: 79.72.30

Image: 79.72.30_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver hand cross in the form of an openwork circle. The design consists of many cross forms. The handle is solid and incised with X forms on both sides. The base plate is also an openwork circle. Both the base plate and cross fit into slots in the handle and have been welded in place. CONDITION: Good.

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