Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Mark Thomas Good job!!! you got one part down
the four little things sticking out represent the four Gospels , preached to the four directions of the world, the Ethiopian tradition of crossing arms is first you send the right to the left shoulder, as Adam went from paradise to the world, then the left to the right shoulder as Adam has moved from Seoul to Paradise by the Cross of our Lord there is a top that gives it a look of a crown, because the message of the Gospel is a message of the Everlasting Kingdom of Christ the Victorious!
I hope that answers your question my dear
Selam to you!
Yes, the four corners can also symbolize the Four Archangels who bear God's throne. I wear an "Aksumite" cross where the four corners/gospels are united by an outer box which explains that the Four Gospels interact in harmony as one. The two "wings" on the bottoms can be representative of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. There are sometimes woodwork or even branches which may symbolize both the wood of the cross and also the wood of the grapevine in connection with the Holy Communion. The box at the base symbolize the Tabot/Ark of the Covenant which therefore also is symbolic if each persons individual relationship with their individual parish which has her own individual tabot. The interlocking weave/mesh patterns are of the Eternity of God, as are the spiral patterns in the larger Processional Crosses (which are actually quite hypnotic). Also, aren't the three "crowned" corners symbolic of the Holy Trinity?
Great answer for the top, so it really is a Crown symbolic of the victory of the Gospels through the Cross? Beautiful! What about the six points surrounding the crown, could these be the wings of the Archangels? There is also sometimes two interlocking or meshed "ropes" which I've read symbolize the Tewahedo union of the Two-Natures to the One, however on the cross pictured there is another smaller cross in the middle.