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Ethiopian Coptic Cross Pendant Brass African OLD

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Materials Brass metal (unknown metal content)
Made In Ethiopia
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Early 20th century
Overall Condition Good. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair Some tarnishing.
Pendant Size 3 x 1.75 inches long. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19mm diameter).
Brand Unbranded
Style pendant
Type pendant

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. Crosses and 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.