The Treasures of Coptic Art: in the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo

The Treasures of Coptic Art: in the Coptic

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. Objects from churches and monasteries across Egypt include some of the finest examples of Coptic icons, stelae, sculptures, wall paintings, wooden altar screens, metal crosses, censers, liturgical implements and vestments, chandeliers, and bible caskets. Besides being objects of great craftsmanship and beauty, these artifacts, which range in date from the third to the nineteenth centuries, represent indispensable material for the study of the origins and development of Coptic art, as well as its relations with the ancient Egyptian, Byzantine, and Islamic traditions. Textiles, ceramics, terracotta, ivory and bone carvings, and documents (including the famous Nag Hammadi Gnostic library from the fourth century, one of the mo...

  • ASIN: 977424933X

Coptic Monasteries: Egypt's Monastic Art and Architecture

Coptic Monasteries: Egypt's Monastic Art and

Egypt, the birthplace of communal monasticism, has a rich store of monasteries and monastic art. Coptic Monasteries takes the reader on a tour of the best preserved and most significant of these ancient religious centers, documenting in exhaustive detail the richness and the glory of the Coptic heritage.An informative introduction by Tim Vivian brings to life the early Christian era, with background information on the origins of the Coptic Church as well as its rites and ceremonies, sketches of some of monasticism’s founding figures, and accounts of some of the difficulties they faced, from religious schism to nomadic attacks.Gawdat Gabra’s expert commentary, complemented by almost one hundred full-color photographs of newly restored wall paintings and architectural features, covers monasteries from Aswan to Wadi al-Natrun. Ranging across a thousand years of history, Gabra’s observations will make any reader an expert on the composition and content of some of Egypt’s most outstanding religious art, the salient architectural features of each monastery, as well as the ongoing process of restoration that has returned much of their original vibrancy to these works. A unique and invaluable historical record, Coptic Monasteries is equally an in-depth, on-the-spot guide to these...

  • ASIN: 9774246918

Copic Premium Artist Markers - 72 color Set A - Intermediate Level

Copic Premium Artist Markers - 72 color Set

Ciao 72-piece Set A. Scores of anime, manga, and comics artists as well as landscape, product, architecture, and fashion designers prefer Copic markers because of their ultra-blendable, low odor, alcohol based inks. Unlike water-based inks, which tend to pill and oversoak the paper while blending, Copics mix on the surface to deliver the wonderfully rich blends they’re known for. This outstanding performance has distinguished Copic markers as the celebrated coloring tool within professional, semi-professional and hobby circles alike.

  • Color: Color Set A
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  • ASIN: B000MRR41E
  • UPC: 798256974403

The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic

  • Color: Tan
  • Brand: Vintage
  • ASIN: 0679724532

Christian Egypt: Coptic Art and Monuments Through Two Millennia

Christian Egypt: Coptic Art and Monuments Through Two

Through haunting landscapes of the Nile Valley, oases and deserts, purely designed buildings, sumptuous paintings, beautiful illuminations, and exquisite fabrics, Christian Egypt transports the reader through the two-thousand year history and culture of Coptic Egypt. In Christian Egypt, Massimo Capuani invites students, scholars, and other interested readers to gain a greater appreciation of the richness of the Coptic civilization by traveling through ancient and medieval Coptic sites throughout Egypt, including the ruined monasteries of Saint Jeremiah (Saqqara) and Saint Apollo (Bawit). Capuani's comprehensive examination of the archeological studies and historical literature of Coptic Christian monasteries and churches are supported by over 170 black-and-white photographs, maps, and architectural illustrations. In addition, 105 full-color photographs provide a substantive record of monuments, architectural features, and wall paintings not seen elsewhere with such clarity and beauty. A chronology of Egypt from 332 B.C. to 1952 and an essay on the typology and architectural evolution of Egyptian churches add to the value of the work. Christian Egypt is enriched by the contribution of Otto F. A. Meinardus, who introduces readers to Coptic Egypt with a discussion of basic issues su...

  • ASIN: 0814624065

Habib Girgis: Coptic Orthodox Educator and a Light in the Darkness (Coptic Studies)

Habib Girgis: Coptic Orthodox Educator and a Light

This is the first comprehensive work published on the life of Habib Girgis. By the mid-nineteenth century, the Coptic Orthodox Church was in a state of deep vulnerability that tore at the very fabric of Coptic identity. In response, Girgis dedicated his life to advancing religious and theological education.This book follows Girgis six-decade-long career as an educator, reformer, dean of a theological college, and pioneer of the Sunday School Movement in Egypt including his publications and a cache of newly discovered texts from the Coptic Orthodox Archives in Cairo. It traces his agenda for educational reform in the Coptic Church from youth to old age, as well as his work among the villagers of Upper Egypt. It details his struggle to implement his vision of a Coptic identity forged through education, and in the face of a hostile milieu.The pain and strength of Girgis are seen most clearly near the end of his career, when he said, Despite efforts that sapped my health and crushed my strength, I did not surrender for one day to anyone who resisted or envied me.... Birds peck only at ripe fruits. I thank God Almighty that, through his grace, despair never penetrated my soul for even one day, but in fact I constantly smile at the resistances.... It is imperative that we do not fail i...

  • ASIN: 0881415669

The Orthodox Study Bible, Hardcover: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today's World

The Orthodox Study Bible, Hardcover: Ancient Christianity Speaks

The FIRST EVER Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible.Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith.Features Include:Old Testament newly translated from the Greek text of the Septuagint, including the DeuterocanonNew Testament from the New King James VersionCommentary drawn from the early Church ChristiansEasy-to-Locate liturgical readingsBook Introductions and OutlinesSubject IndexFull-color IconsFull-color Maps9.5-point type size

  • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
  • ASIN: 0718003594

The 21: A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs

The 21: A Journey into the Land of

Behind a gruesome ISIS beheading video lies the untold story of the men in orange and the faith community that formed these unlikely modern-day saints and heroes.In a carefully choreographed propaganda video released in February 2015, ISIS militants behead twenty-one orange-clad Christian men on a Libyan beach.In the West, daily reports of new atrocities may have displaced the memory of this particularly vile event. But not in the world from which the murdered came. All but one were young Coptic Christian migrant workers from Egypt. Acclaimed literary writer Martin Mosebach traveled to the Egyptian village of El-Aour to meet their families and better understand the faith and culture that shaped such conviction.He finds himself welcomed into simple concrete homes through which swallows dart. Portraits of Jesus and Mary hang on the walls along with roughhewn shrines to now-famous loved ones. Mosebach is amazed time and again as, surrounded by children and goats, the bereaved replay the cruel propaganda video on an iPad. There is never any talk of revenge, but only the pride of having a martyr in the family, a saint in heaven. “The 21” appear on icons crowned like kings, celebrated even as their community grieves. A skeptical Westerner, Mosebach finds himself a stranger in this ...

  • ASIN: 0874868394

Art of the Islands: Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking Visual Culture, c. 450-1050

Art of the Islands: Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon and

The Celtic, Pictish, Anglo-Saxon, and Viking peoples who inhabited the British Isles and Ireland from late prehistory to the Normal Conquest left behind a rich visual heritage that continues to be felt today. The traditions of each of these peoples has been studied separately, but rarely has the historical interaction of these cultures been adequately considered.             Michelle P. Brown remedies this oversight, presenting an extensively illustrated art historical overview of this formative period in the region’s history. Describing the interactions between the region’s inhabitants, she also explores the formation of national and regional identities. Brown ranges across works as diverse as the Book of Kells, the Tara Brooch, the Aberlemno Stone, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Alfred Jewel, and the Benedictional of St. Ethelwold, showing how their complex imagery can be best interpreted. She also considers the impact of the art of this period upon the history of art in general, exploring how it has influenced many movements since, from the Carolingian Renaissance and the Romanesque style to the nineteenth-century Arts and Crafts movement.

  • Brand: The Bodleian Library
  • ASIN: 1851244468

A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power (The Macquarie Papyri) (Coptic Edition) (Coptic and English Edition)

A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power (The Macquarie

This volume publishes a new Coptic handbook of ritual power, comprising a complete 20 page parchment codex from the second half of the first millennium AD. It consists of an invocation including both Christian and Gnostic elements, ritual instructions, and a list of twenty-seven spells to cure demonic possession, various ailments, the effects of magic, or to bring success in love and business. The codex is not only a substantial new addition to the corpus of magical texts from Egypt, but, in its opening invocation, also provides new evidence for Sethian Gnostic thought in Coptic texts.A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power is the first volume in the series The Macquarie Papyri, which will publish the papyri in the collection of the Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).

  • ASIN: 2503531709

The Art and Craft of Handmade Books (Dover Craft Books)

The Art and Craft of Handmade Books (Dover

"A beautiful and worthwhile book." — Next Book PleaseThis innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features. The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt. A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations, and other designs. The author includes a glossary of terms as well as information on materials and tools. "Well-written, imaginative — and just plain fun to read. I learned a lot about ways to make books that I never dreamed of. Ms. Laplantz is a creative genius." — Bassocantor Reviews"This is a ...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0486800377
  • UPC: 800759800377

A Coptic Grammar with Chrestomathy and Glossary: Sahidic Dialect, Third Edition (PORTA LINGUARUM ORIENTALIUM)

A Coptic Grammar with Chrestomathy and Glossary: Sahidic

This work by Bentley Layton is a newly revised, third edition of the standard reference grammar of Coptic in the classical Sahidic dialect. Compared to the previous edition, A Coptic Grammar incorporates new additions and corrections, and retains a full index locorum of examples cited in the grammar. Citations are the backbone of any reference grammar, and this index gives readers immediate access to a grammatical discussion of about three thousand citations of classical Coptic. Especially noteworthy is the extensive use of citations from the celebrated Coptic stylist Shenoute of Atripe.

  • Brand: Brand: Harrassowitz Verlag
  • ASIN: 3447062002

Rock-Hewn Coptic Church, Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia by Alison Jones/Danita Delimont Art Print, 15 x 10 inches

Rock-Hewn Coptic Church, Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia

Rock-Hewn Coptic Church, Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia by Alison Jones / Danita Delimont Museum Quality Fine Art Print sold by Great Art Now, size 17x11 inches. This print is popular in our Religious Building Art, Religious Art, Photography, Places Art, Church Art, Color Photography, Europe Art, and Czech Republic Art categories. Great Art Now was started in 2002 by a group of friends with an interest in both art and technology. That interest and a lot of hard work has led us to become one of the largest online retailers in the country. We use our buying power to create great art that can be sold at great prices and is accessible to everyone. All of our artwork is stored in our New Jersey warehouse. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Great Art Now

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts. This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. to help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.

  • Brand: HarperOne
  • ASIN: 0061626007

Coptic Etymological Dictionary (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics)

Coptic Etymological Dictionary (Cambridge Library Collection -

Coptic was the language spoken in Egypt from late ancient times to the seventeenth century, when it was overtaken by Arabic as the national language. Derived from ancient Egyptian, the language of the hieroglyphs, it was written in an adapted form of Greek script. This dictionary lists about 2,000 Coptic words whose etymology has been established from ancient Egyptian and Greek sources, covering two-thirds of the known Coptic vocabulary and complementing W. E. Crum's 1939 Coptic Dictionary, still the standard in the field. The Egyptian forms are quoted in hieroglyphic and/or demotic forms. An appendix lists the etymologies of Coptic place-names. The final work of Czech Egyptologist Jaroslav Černý (1898-1970), Professor of Egyptology at Oxford, the Dictionary was brought through to publication by colleagues after his death.

  • ASIN: 1108013996

Shuttle Art 88 Colors Dual Tip Alcohol Based Art Markers,Permanent Marker Pens Highlighters with Case Perfect for Illustration Adult Coloring Sketching and Card Making

Shuttle Art 88 Colors Dual Tip Alcohol Based

Welcome to Shuttle Art Premium Artist SuppliesBrand storyShuttle Art is well known for our innovative and colorful art supplies for not only just artists but colorists, hobbyists and students alike.Superior QualityShuttle Art’s team members are coloring fans too, so we know the key points for coloring and artists: long lasting quality ink, vibrant colors and great color choices.Marker specificationsShuttle Art 88 Permanent Markers provides you with a vast array of colors, with no two inks alike making this the perfect for any artistic or hobby project as well as sketching and highlighting. Each marker cap is individually stamped with an identifying color number which make them perfect for creating a corresponding color chart.Our inks are high quality, long lasting, water resistant inks making them perfect for a wide variety of uses and use on nearly any type of material. Our unique barrel design provide a comfortable non slip grip that prevents hand fatigue.Due to the type of ink we use you may find that these markers will bleed through on certain papers, we do suggest that you always test the markers first and use a heavy card stock behind your artwork or project.Our quick drying non streaking markers are perfect for blending multiple markers together using a colorless blender...

  • Color: 88 Colors Art Markers
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Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text: George M. Lamsa's Translation From the Aramaic of the Peshitta

Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text: George

This handsome new edition of the authoritative English translation of the Aramaic (Syriac) Old and New Testaments--the language of Jesus--clarifies difficult passages and offers fresh insight on the Bible's message.

  • Color: Blue
  • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
  • ASIN: 0060649232
  • UPC: 099455035996

Coptic in 20 Lessons: Introduction to Sahidic Coptic With Exercises and Vocabularies

Coptic in 20 Lessons: Introduction to Sahidic Coptic

Coptic in 20 Lessons is written by the author of the most authoritative reference grammar of the Coptic language, and is based on decades of pedagogical experience. In easy steps and simple explanations, it teaches the patterns and syntax of Sahidic Coptic, along with the most useful vocabulary. Drills, compositions, and translation exercises enable the student to gain fluency. All words that occur more than fifty times in the Sahidic New Testament are introduced lesson by lesson in vocabulary lists, which are arranged by semantic field and accompanied by both Greek equivalents and English glosses. The book concludes with three chapters of the Gospel of Mark, in which all new vocabulary is glossed in footnotes. Coptic in 20 Lessons is the ideal resource for use in the classroom or for teaching oneself Coptic.

  • Brand: Brand: Peeters Publishers
  • ASIN: 9042918101

Cover To Cover 20th Anniversary Edition: Creative Techniques For Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums

Cover To Cover 20th Anniversary Edition: Creative Techniques

First published in 1995, Cover to Cover quickly became renowned in the bookmaking community as the definitive guide to the art. This beautiful revised 20th anniversary edition, now in full color, features updated photography and a fresh interior design—while still retaining the foundational instructions that made it crafters' go-to reference. After introducing all the bookbinding basics, it shows readers, step by step, how to create, fold, assemble, and stitch a wide range of books and journals, from simple pamphlets to accordion-folded signatures, using a variety of materials. 

  • ASIN: 1454708484

Coptic Orthodox Art and Architecture; Development and Design of Church: Understanding Development and Interpretations of Church Design

Coptic Orthodox Art and Architecture; Development and Design

Studies in Coptic architecture are rare, for this reason, this book aims to enhance the understanding of Coptic architecture, to increase knowledge of this important part of the Egyptian heritage, in addition to preparing a solid ground for architects when designing Coptic Orthodox Churches. This is achieved through marking the liturgical service needs and requirements for the rites that tailored the church building. Analysis of factors that affected the church design; the existing civilizations, cultures and beliefs, historical architectural examples, and building materials, is undergone. Then, a study on the development of the church design chronologically is presented. Where there is architecture, there is definitely art, especially in buildings of a special nature like churches. The research studies the art in the architecture of the Coptic Church with its different themes, domains and symbols. An applied study is done by the analysis of some examples of contemporary Coptic Orthodox churches. These examples are chosen among urban churches not monastic. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for future studies are presented.

  • ASIN: 3659573191
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