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Coptic art revealed

Supreme Council of Antiquities exhibition

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      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-239).

        StatementSupreme Council of Antiquities
        PublishersSupreme Council of Antiquities
        Classifications
        LC Classifications2010
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 82 p. :
        Number of Pages63
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
        Series
        1nodata
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There is a direct connection between the art of Ancient Egypt and the art of Coptic Egypt. Anthony, which is believed to have dated from the times of the St. The Culture Ministry, represented by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, showcased a collection of Coptic art in an exhibition entitled Coptic Art Revealed at al-Amir Prince Taz museum in the district of Khalifa, Cairo.

Whether movable or fixed, these images must have been venerated as icons. 30 Stretch break Fourth session Chair Prof. Travelling there, I visited the ancient monastery of St Anthony — the first Christian monastery ever established — and was quite simply stunned by the painted decorations of its great church.

Coptic Christian Paintings (Including Icons)

In this nexus Coptic art is also connected to the ancient Greek painting tradition. Its collection of late Egyptian sculpture was, until now, the second largest in North America. Gentle lips to glorify and praise the Lord, for the Bible says "My mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips" [Psalm 63:5].

There is something magnificent about this expanse of paint from floor to ceiling.

IMAGO DEI : Wall paintings revealed at St Anthony's Monastery

F Dijkstra, Associate Professor and head of Classics, department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa. Again, both the workmanship and proportions are poor, and the stone is of poor quality.

Thank Providence that modern renovation and restoration work in Coptic churches and across Egypt have revealed old works of art that lied hidden by layers of plaster or soot and dust. De Villard carried out studies on Aswan and the Monastery of Saint Simeon, as it was then known, as well as various studies in Nubia where he worked from 1929 to 1934.

Overall, the conference certainly birthed a few lively debates on topical issues, and helped Coptic art revealed place the field of Coptology Coptic studies back on the map once more.