Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2007

288 Pages | 180 color illustrations

5 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9789774160073

Bookseller Code (03)

The Illustrated Guide to the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo

Gawdat Gabra and Marianne Eaton-Krauss

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and religious importance of each of the museum's works on display, such as icons, stelae, sculptures, wall paintings, wooden altar screens, liturgical implements, and vestments and bible caskets. Textiles, ceramics and documents (including the Nag Hammadi Gnostic library from the fourth century, one of the most important collections of papyri in the world) provide valuable insights into the economic and social life of Egypt's Copts over the last two thousand years.