Amhara. <em>Hand Cross (mäsqäl)</em>, 19th or 20th century. Silver, 7 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.3 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George V. Corinaldi Jr., 79.72.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.72.31_bw.jpg)

Hand Cross (mäsqäl)


Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (18.3 x 6.7 cm)



Accession Number: 79.72.31

Image: 79.72.31_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Silver hand cross in the form of a diamond with interlace decoration and a Maltese cross in the center. The handle is solid, plain, and ridged. The base plate is square and incised on one side with the image of the Madonna child and two angels; on the other side church and architectural elements are incised. CONDITION: Good.

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