Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2008

144 Pages | 28 color illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774161520

Bookseller Code (02)

An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo

Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons

Magdi Guirguis
Introduction by Nelly Hanna

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Yuhanna al-Armani has long been known by historians of Coptic art as an eighteenth-century Armenian icon painter who lived and worked in Ottoman Cairo. Here for the first time is an account of his life that looks beyond his artistic production to place him firmly in the social, political, and economic milieu in which he moved and the confluence of interests that allowed him to flourish as a painter.