This beautiful brass blessing cross comes from the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition and is used to bless individuals or objects. It is a stunning example of the country's distinctive art and craftsmanship. The cross is hand-held and features intricate latticework characteristic of Ethiopian style and workmanship. The exact provenance of this piece is unknown, but it is clear that a skilled craftsman made it with a deep appreciation for the traditions and culture of Ethiopia.
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