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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum OasisEssays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause$
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Gawdat Gabra

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9789774248924

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001

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Metal Objects from the Fayoum in the Collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo

Metal Objects from the Fayoum in the Collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo

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(p.103) 10 Metal Objects from the Fayoum in the Collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo
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Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis
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Gawdat Gabra

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0010

This chapter examines the metal artefacts or objects found in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt that are currently in the custody of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. The metal objects from the Fayoum in the collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo are of various ages and styles. They can be divided into two broad groups: profane objects and Christian objects including liturgical furniture from medieval or more recent times. The texts which are reproduced on them are drawn from manuscripts, dedications, and epitaphs of the tenth century and do not go with their new supports.

Keywords:   metal artefacts, Fayoum Oasis, Egypt, Coptic Museum, Cairo, Christian objects, liturgical furniture

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