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Africa | Collection of Tuareg 'crosses' and amulets | Silver, silver tone metal | Collection Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

Africa Collection of Tuareg 'crosses' and amulets Silver, silver tone metal Collection Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren.

The Agadez cross might originate from the cross of life, the Egyptian Ankh, or more recently, the Christian cross. But those Agadez crosses with four arms, which are also named as the "southern cross" could also symbolize the four cardinal points for a nomadic people of travelers.

The Agadez cross might originate from the cross of life, the Egyptian Ankh, or more recently, the Christian cross. But those Agadez crosses with four arms, which are also named as the "southern cross" could also symbolize the four cardinal points for a nomadic people of travelers.

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