Dating ethiopian crosses
However, this scholar actually writes that Dawit had an image (icon) statuette made in her [Mary's] likeness and adorned it with gold and silver and precious stones.
He prayed constantly to this image, day and night (p. He rightly concludes that it cannot be determined with absolute certainty whether the object was an icon (painting) or a statuette (p.
Three of these terminal points are punctuated by cruciform openings, and support additional pattée crosses at their summits.
The Lalibela Cross (or Afro Ayigeba) is a large, elaborately decorated processional cross, considered one of Ethiopia's most precious religious and historical heirlooms.
It is held by the Bet Medhane Alem, the House of the Redeemer of the World, a 12th-century rock-cut church in Lalibela.
Secondly there are popular arts and crafts such as textiles, basketry and jewellery, in which Ethiopian traditions are closer to those of other peoples in the region.
Its history goes back almost three thousand years to the kingdom of D'mt.