BEADS

ETHIOPIAN COPTIC CROSS PENDANT

MATERIAL:
BASE METAL

Coptic crosses have been worn by Ethiopian and North African Christians since conversion to christianity as long as 1,800 years ago. Handmade in silver-colored or gold-colored base metal, these crosses follow century-old production methods. They are rustic and often tarnished. Their designs vary widely, indicating the town or province where they originated. Most crosses are made using the lost wax technique and exhibit elaborate designs showing Latin, Greek, Egyptian and Celtic influences. See description of Cote d’Ivoire brass beads.

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