Ancient World

Coptic Art
The doe-eyed saints of early Christianity.

Coptic Art, Ancient World

Coptic art is a term used either for the art of Egypt produced in the early Christian era or for the art produced by the Coptic Christians themselves. Coptic art is most well known for its wall-paintings, textiles, illuminated manuscripts, and metalwork, much of which survives in monasteries and churches. The artwork is often functional, as little distinction was drawn between artistry and craftsmanship, and includes tunics and tombstones as well as portraits of saints. The Coptic Museum in Coptic Cairo houses some of the world’s most important examples of Coptic art.

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Mummy with an Inserted Panel Portrait of a Youth, Coptic Art

Mummy with an Inserted Panel Portrait of a Youth 80 – 100CE

Portrait of a Young Woman, Coptic Art

Portrait of a Young Woman 200CE

Daughter of Mousaios, Funerary Stele, Coptic Art

Daughter of Mousaios, Funerary Stele 250CE

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Upper Paleolithic, Prehistory

Upper Paleolithic

The mysterious line between pre human and post human

40000 – 10000BCE

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