Coptic Art

The doe-eyed saints of early Christianity.

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

80 CE-100 CE

Portrait of a Young Woman

200 CE

Daughter of Mousaios, Funerary Stele

250 CE
Next Movement

Upper Paleolithic

The mysterious line between pre human and post human

40000 BCE-10000 BCE

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