Africa | Processional cross. Ethiopia | Cast copper alloy | ca. 18th to 20th century | Christianity has an extensive history in Africa. It was first introduced in the fourth century to the ancient and prosperous Axumite kingdom in present-day Ethiopia.
Ethiopia - Incense plays a vital role within the Ethiopian Church, used in church services and prayers it is seen as an offering to God. Small lighted coals are placed in the chamber of the censer to which incense is added. The censer is rhythmically swung from its long chains to waft the incense during religious services and processions.