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Processional cross


Artist Unknown (Ethiopia)


late 15th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G254
Processional cross, Artist Unknown (Ethiopia)
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Medium: Ceremonial Objects | Brass
Size: 14 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (36.83 x 21.43 x 3.33 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Ethiopia, East Africa region
Culture: Africa, Ethiopia, East Africa region
Style: 15th century
Inscriptions: Sticker inside bottom opening, on sticker: [13416]
Physical Description: flat diamond-shaped top section with woven openwork motif; solid square central section incised on one side with 12 heads and torsos of haloed apostles, some holding small crosses; back incised with three haloed standing figures; two figures on sides hold
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Robert J. Ulrich Works of Art Purchase Fund
Accession Number: 2009.39.1
Added to Site: December 16, 2009