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Monastic Visions. Coptic Wall Paintings.

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Product description

Wall paintings in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea.

An ancient church in the Coptic Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea contains a unique cycle of 13th. century Coptic wall paintings. They are the most complete and best preserved iconographic programme of Christian paintings to come from medieval Egypt.

Ignored for centuries because they were covered with soot and over-painting, they have recently undergone conservation. This book shows the cleaned paintings for the first time.It also describes and analyses their amalgam of Coptic (Egyptian Christian), Byzantine, and Arab styles and motifs, and the religious culture to which they belong.

A series of essays by many expert contributors, including art historians, conservators, historians, an archaeologist, and an anthropologist.

210 colour and 85 b/w illustrations.

A very clean copy. Extra postage due to size and weight.

Item details

Author(s):
Bolman, Elizabeth S.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26 x 30 cm.
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300092245
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Monastic Visions. Coptic Wall Paintings.

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Wall paintings in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea.

An ancient church in the Coptic Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea contains a unique cycle of 13th. century Coptic wall paintings. They are the most complete and best preserved iconographic programme of Christian paintings to come from medieval Egypt.

Ignored for centuries because they were covered with soot and over-painting, they have recently undergone conservation. This book shows the cleaned paintings for the first time.It also describes and analyses their amalgam of Coptic (Egyptian Christian), Byzantine, and Arab styles and motifs, and the religious culture to which they belong.

A series of essays by many expert contributors, including art historians, conservators, historians, an archaeologist, and an anthropologist.

210 colour and 85 b/w illustrations.

A very clean copy. Extra postage due to size and weight.

Author(s):
Bolman, Elizabeth S.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26 x 30 cm.
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300092245
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Title:
Monastic Visions. Coptic Wall Paintings.

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