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Lot of 6 North and Sub Saharan Artifacts. Including a miniature Dogon door, a fetish sculpture, 2 carved wood Coptic crosses, a large West African spoon, and a Tuareg leather wallet. Ranging in size from: x x 11 cm) to x x x 23 x 28 cm).

These Ethiopian crosses and other associated christian art from Africa was aquired from private collectors in London and Paris.


The Church of St. George or Bet Giyorgis in Lalibela, Ethiopia is cut into the shape of a square cross, and visitors enter the church via stairs cut down into the volcanic rock. Monolithic churches were carved out of the ground to which they are still attached. Eight hundred years ago the Ethiopian King Lalibela had a divine vision to carve a new Jerusalem from volcanic rock.

Africa | Collection of Ethiopian coptic crosses (with the exception of two) and a brooch in the form of a typical Nubian houses in Upper Egypt | Purchased in Egypt about 25 yrs ago | ©Jose M Pery

church in lalibela | World Heritage Rock-Hewn Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous for its monolithic rock-cut churches. Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, second only to Aksum, and is a center of pilgrimage for much of the country.