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EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A. D

EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A. D



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EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A. D

EGYPT: COPTIC ART: CHRIST
and abbot Mena. Painting on wood, 7th century A.D

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7th Century African Christianity Halo Jesus North African Coptic Mena


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This print showcases an exquisite piece of Coptic art from Egypt dating back to the 7th century A. D. The painting on wood depicts a profound scene featuring Christ and Abbot Mena, both central figures in Christianity. The artist's skillful brushstrokes bring this ancient masterpiece to life, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of North Africa. The image portrays Jesus with a radiant halo, symbolizing his divinity and spiritual presence. His serene expression exudes compassion and wisdom, capturing the essence of his teachings. Standing beside him is Abbot Mena, an influential figure in early Christian monasticism known for his devotion and ascetic lifestyle. The intricate details and vibrant colors used by the anonymous artist highlight their mastery of fine art techniques prevalent during medieval times. Every stroke tells a story as it beautifully captures the spirituality and reverence associated with Coptic Christianity. This remarkable artwork not only serves as a visual representation of faith but also offers valuable insights into African history and culture. It stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Coptic artistry that has shaped religious traditions throughout centuries. Granger Art on Demand presents this extraordinary print that allows us to appreciate the beauty and significance of this historical artifact while honoring its artistic value beyond commercial use.

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