This Meskel is specific to the city of Axum. Meskels are a symbol of Christianity in Ethiopia and Eritrea. The adoption of Christianity in Ethiopia dates to the fourth-century reign of the Aksumite emperor Ezana.
Ethiopian crosses are almost always made from elaborate latticework, the intertwined lattice represents everlasting life. At each angle of a traditional Coptic Cross are three points, representing the Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Please select from two chain length options:
CARE: Please take special care of your jewelry. Items should not be worn for bathing or swimming. Store in a cool dry place. Pieces may tarnish over time if above directions are not followed.