Fitsum Gebrehiwot (Ethiopian, born 1953)
DimensionsWork : 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (22.23 x 14.61 x 3.18 cm)
Credit LineGift of Neal and Elizabeth Sobania
LabelThis elaborate cross was likely made using the lost wax technique, whereby the cross was first modeled in wax before being packed in clay. When the clay was fired in a kiln, the wax melted away leaving a hard ceramic mold that was filled with molten brass to create the finished cross.