Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Oleg Kalashnikov
Pendant with Star of David and cross
Ethiopia
Silver, engraved
H: 6 cm; L: 3.5 cm (rib)
Accession number: B90.0270
 
 
In Ethiopia the cross (meskel) was a popular symbol among both Christians and Jews. In the early 20th century, Ethiopian Jews chose to emphasize their national identity by adding to it the Star of David and menorah.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir