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The treasures of Coptic art in the Coptic Museum and churches of Old Cairo

Author: Gawdat Gabra; Marianne Eaton-Krauss
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2006]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Supreme Council of Antiquities edView all editions and formats
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"Egypt's Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world, with a cultural tradition dating back two millennia, during which time churches have been built and a variety of distinctive art forms have flourished. The world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic artifacts is now housed in the Coptic Museum, founded in Old Cairo in 1908. Here for the first time, in this lavishly illustrated book, more than 130  Read more...
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Gabra, Gawdat.
Treasures of Coptic art in the Coptic Museum and churches of Old Cairo.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2006]
(OCoLC)608166885
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gawdat Gabra; Marianne Eaton-Krauss
ISBN: 977424933X 9789774249334
OCLC Number: 84386468
Notes: "This book appears in conjunction with the reopening of the renovated and reinstalled Coptic Museum by Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, on June 25, 2006, following a lengthy closure in the aftermath of the 1992 earthquake."--Preface, p. ix.
Description: xvi, 283 pages : color illustrations, map ; 34 cm
Contents: History of the Coptic Museum --
Pagan art and Coptic art --
Nilotica --
Pharaonic elements in Coptic art and architecture --
Egyptian monasticism --
Old Testament themes --
Glorification of the holy virgin --
Pilgrimage --
Writing --
The Nag Hammadi library --
Articles of daily life --
Burials --
The church --
Churches of Old Cairo.
Responsibility: Gawdat Gabra, Marianne Eaton-Krauss.

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The treasures of the Coptic Museum have been photographed for this book to present an overview of this artistic heritage of Egypt. Providing insights into the economic and social life of Egypt over  Read more...

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