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Coptic

It is a name for Egyptians of the Christian faith and their Church. It is also the name for the last form of the ancient Egyptian language, which was written with mostly Greek letters. The Coptic language survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic
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A manuscript written in both Arabic and Coptic; it bears a picture of two figures, perhaps angels, who are carrying two birds.

Underneath the figures, there are eight interlaced circles, containing floral designs. They are intersected by four additional circles containing crosses, and there is a central circle. Below them there are two birds perched on a branch and looking outwards.

Dimensions:  Width 20 cm  Length 28 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

General Techniques
  Drawn
  Writing With Black Ink
  Illustrated Depictions

Style:

Circassian Mamluk

Materials:

Parchment
Type Type

Type:

Manuscript
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Location: 

Tanta Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

16th Century AD
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