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Coptic Textile Fragments from a Tunic Depicting a Saint - PF.0349a
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 400 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 12.75" (32.4cm) high x 7" (17.8cm) wide
Collection: Egyptian
Style: Coptic
Medium: Textile

Additional Information: Found in Fayoum, Egypt
Location: United States
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Egypt was an important center for the early history of Christianity, a place where centuries of tradition mixed freely with new ideas and doctrines. Coptic art--that of Christian Egypt-- celebrated the still young faith with a vigorous and lively style. The weavers of textiles particularly excelled, as these rare fragments of a Christian tunic (perhaps a burial costume) show. We feel here the simple power and energy which was at the heart of the young church, the essence of belief still free of doubt. - (PF.0349a)


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