The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

Finial and cross *

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: An Ethiopian Orthodox cross – possibly taken from the top of a church

Where: The National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

The database entry describes a “staff finial, 13 Apr 1868; owned by Sir Charles Fraser; openwork flat brass Abyssinian Coptic cross with pointed arms and domed, cross pieces, with smaller crosses placed at angles, impressed designs and crescent emerging from socket; associated with Abyssinia (1868).”

Crafts 1965-04-44

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