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5 Ethiopian Coptic Pendants Tiny African

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Title 5 Ethiopian Coptic Pendants Tiny African
Other Names Currency
Materials Silver (unknown metal content)
Made In Ethiopia
Traded In Africa.
Approximate Age Late 20th century
Overall Condition Good.
Damage/Repair Casting flaws
People Baule
Object Size 3 mm dia beads. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).
Necklace Length 32 inches (including string/raffia)
Pendant Size 0.5-1 x 0.5-0.75 inch See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).
Strand Length 28 inches (includes string/raffia)

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Additional information: Ethiopia is home to one of the oldest continuous Christian traditions in the world, and Ethiopian silversmiths produce religious jewelry as an expression of that tradition. Star of David pendants are worn around the neck and emphasize the relationship of Christian Ethiopians to Israel, King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.