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Antique Iron Coptic Cross Church Christian Ethiopia East Africa 19th C.

Antique Iron Coptic Cross Church Christian Ethiopia East Africa 19th C. Sculptures & Statues photo   Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & Statues
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Category : Ethnographic > African > Sculptures & StatuesItem Id: 184963
Color: SilverMaterial: Iron
Maker: Coptic CoptsOriginal/Reproduction: Original
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The Coptic Church is the Christian church of Egypt, established by Saint Mark in the 1st century (around 60 A.D.)
As the religion itself spread into Ethiopia, the crosses were typically made from tribal, or “coin” silver
This gorgeous example measures 3 inches wide by 8 inches high (7.62 cm by 20.3 cm), which includes the specially designed, hand-made, museum stand
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