Processional cross cast in bronze and engraved. The body of the cross is formed from an outlined patée cross filled with interlaced cruciform motifs, with four open work crosses at the intersection of each arm. The arms of the cross are further extended and embellished with fluid serpentine designs and circular cruciform motifs. The squared, hollow shaft of the cross is tapered and engraved front and back with Ge'ez inscriptions. Two lower arms extend out from the shaft in the form of interlaced parallel bands which curve out and attach to the base of the cross. Either side of the shaft is an abstract representation of a snake and an extended band which joins the arms of the cross. The surface of the cross is decorated with engraved linear and punched designs.

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