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Before Easter, the cross for the Christians
Before Easter, the cross for the Christians

These jewels were created by the Christians of Ethiopia: a huge variety of ornamentation and styles of crosses perpetuate the innovative creations of the classic period. Originally, the silver jewellery was made using the lost wax method. Often, the cross is decorated with an interwoven pattern symbolizing eternity. Sometimes it is placed in the centre of a circle symbolizing the universe over which the cross should have dominion. There can also be a number of secondary crosses around the main cross designed to increase its power.
Paris, musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
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