Antique Ethiopian Latin Cross (E333GCE) $195


Ht: 2.75″  W: 1.81″  |  FREE SHIPPING!

This simple elegant Ethiopian Cross pendant is a plain Latin Cross, the universal symbol of Christianity,  surmounted by a raised rounded cross in the center.  Although it is heavy with a distinct and massive feel, its soft edges and matted surface from years of wear impart a feeling of grace and warmth. Crosses made prior to the 20th century in small villages by skilled local metal smiths were simpler, yet they are strikingly beautiful and powerful. Made using the lost-wax process, each is a one-of-a-kind work of art. The necklace chain is not included.

Click here for the Blog The Evolution and Brilliance of Ethiopian Crosses


No other region has produced the quantity, quality and diversity as the crosses from the Africa Ethiopian-Highlands, an area renowned for its unique African-art and African-metalwork. Their uniqueness of reflects influences of many ancient civilizations: Coptic, Celtic, Egyptian, Byzantine, Greek, and Roman. Ethiopia was the second country to make Christianity its official religion but remained isolated from Europe enabling the Ethiopian Orthodox Church to retain its early simplicity, purity, symbolism and early Christian practices. This simple elegant Ethiopian-Cross pendant is a Latin-Cross with a horizontal bar crossing a vertical bar, the universal symbol of Christianity. The prominent flat outline of the bordered cross has rounded corners and is surmounted by a raised rounded cross in the center. Made using the lost wax technique from coin-silver with an attached suspension loop allowing a chain or cord to be threaded through it, this African-metalwork Christian-Cross with fine patina is a one-of-a-kind piece of African-jewelry. It is part of the VA  Collections of Christian-Art and Spiritual-Jewelry.

For information and bibliographic citations click here for the blog The Evolution and Brilliance of Ethiopian Crosses


Additional information

Place of Origin



Antique (1200-1920)


19th Century

Materials and Technique

Coin silver

Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 2. 75” Width: 1. 687”

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 5.94 cm Width: 1..687 cm


1 oz

Weight Metric

28.35 gr


Excellent, fine patina demonstrating age and use

Item Number

E333 GCE

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