Amhara artist. <em>Processional Cross (qäqwami mäsqäl)</em>, 13th or 14th century. Copper alloy, 10 x 4 3/4 x 1 in.  (25.4 x 12.1 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eric Goode, 2000.95.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2000.95.1_front_PS9.jpg)

Processional Cross (qäqwami mäsqäl)


Medium: Copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:13th or 14th century

Dimensions: 10 x 4 3/4 x 1 in. (25.4 x 12.1 x 2.5 cm)



Accession Number: 2000.95.1

Image: 2000.95.1_front_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cast bronze processional cross with rectangular openwork superstructure and socket with decagonal cross section. The superstructure has a central motif of five small cutout Greek crosses arranged in a larger Greek cross design. Two sets of three crosses form the vertical edges of the composition; three upper crosses appear to have broken off and been roughly sanded. Condition: Good overall

Brooklyn Museum