Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2007

304 Pages | 150 color illustrations

10 x 14 inches

ISBN: 9789774249334

Bookseller Code (02)

The Treasures of Coptic Art

in the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo

Gawdat Gabra and Marianne Eaton-Krauss

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Egypt's Coptic Church is one of the oldest in the world, with a cultural tradition dating back two millennia, during which time churches have been built and a variety of distinctive art forms have flourished. The world's largest and most exquisite collection of Coptic artifacts is now housed in the Coptic Museum, founded in Old Cairo in 1908. Here for the first time, in this lavishly illustrated book, more than one hundred of the greatest treasures of the Coptic Museum have been beautifully photographed to present an overview of this rich artistic heritage.