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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany Takla

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165610

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.001.0001

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The Ascension Scene in the Apse of the Church at Dayr Qubbat al-Hawa

The Ascension Scene in the Apse of the Church at Dayr Qubbat al-Hawa

A Comparative Study

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(p.201) 17 The Ascension Scene in the Apse of the Church at Dayr Qubbat al-Hawa
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Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia
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Mary Kupelian

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0017

This chapter focuses on the dominant scene that appears in the apse composition of the church of Qubbat al-Hawa at Aswan. It carefully examines this scene and compares it with similar surviving scenes found in other apse compositions elsewhere. It challenges the widely held view regarding the classification of such a scene and proves that this scene is either an ‘Ascension’ scene or a ‘Second Coming’ scene rather than a ‘Christ in Majesty’ scene as commonly believed.

Keywords:   Ascension Scene, Apse, Dayr Qubbat al-Hawa, Mary Kupelian

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