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African Art

Christian Processional Cross

13th–14th century

Brass

8 3/4 × 5 1/16 × 11/16in. (22.3 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2010.214.1
Geography: 
Northern Lasta or Tigre province, Ethiopia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Period: 
13th–14th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Milos Simovic, New York; Marc Ginzberg and Denise Ginzberg, Rye, New York, to 2010; sold to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2010

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Jock Reynolds, “Director’s Report,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 16–17, ill.

Frederick John Lamp, “Designs against Evil: An Ethiopian Orthodox Processional Cross,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2012): 114, fig. 2.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.