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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper EgyptVolume 1: Akhmim and Sohag$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789774161223

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001

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Coptic Art During the Ottoman Period

Coptic Art During the Ottoman Period

Documentation of The Akhmimic Style

(p.281) 24 Coptic Art During the Ottoman Period
Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Gawdat Gabra

Hany N. Takla

American University in Cairo Press

In the course of the 17th century, during the Ottoman period, significant innovations were introduced into Coptic art, which has led some scholars to speak of the “Akhmimic style.”. The Akhmimic style is a worldwide Catholic contribution, which is comparable to the Mozarabic style. Like the Mozarabic style it consisted of different cultural characteristics and styles, helping to spread the Catholic faith throughout the Middle East and Africa. Some scholars have considered two different styles in two separate periods, but from this study it appears that it was one style with two sequential stages, from about the year ad 1663 to about the year ad 1890.

Keywords:   Akhmin, Ottoman period, Catholics, Coptic art, Mozarabic style

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