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Finial in shape of Coptic cross ‘taken from Magdala’

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A finial in the shape of an Ethiopian orthodox cross

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

This is possibly a cross from the top of an Ethiopian Orthodox church – there is no image in the database and it is not on show.

The database entry describes a “Finial, 1868 (c); brass openwork sheetmetal, in the shape of a Coptic Cross, with lozenge profile, taken from Magdala during the Abyssinian Campaign (1868).

Crafts 1957-02-34

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