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Christian Processional Cross

18th–19th century

Copper alloy

19 1/2 x 14 x 2 in. (49.5 x 35.56 x 5.08 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2010.223.1
Culture: 
Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Gondar, Ethiopia
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Dr. and Mrs. John Summerskill, Addis Ababa (at the time of collection, the couple left Ethiopia in 1970), c. 1968-2007
William Wright (son of Mrs. John Summerskill), Belle Mead, New Jersey, 2007-2010

Bibliography: 

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

Frederick John Lamp, “Designs against Evil: An Ethiopian Orthodox Processional Cross,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2012): 112–113, fig. 1A–B.

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.