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History of Parchment

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The Process of Making Parchment

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parchment

the skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write

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Parchment with Orange-Colored Cross
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This parchment has a decoration in the form of an orange-colored cross. Inside the cross there are plaited decorations. Within each of the four segments of the cross there are simple tree branches. Each of the hanging branches ends in a peacock drawn freely.

The peacock symbolizes eternity and immortality and the cross is a symbol of the Lord Jesus Christ. The piece symbolically represents Christ the Eternal.

Dimensions:  Length 19.5 cm  Width 12.5 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Drawn

Style:

Abbasid

Materials:

Parchment
Type Type

Type:

Parchment
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Akhmim
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

8th Century AD
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Society and Culture
Religion and Spirituality
Beliefs
Sites & Museums Sites & Museums
The Coptic Museum
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