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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.

cornucopia

a goat's horn overflowing with fruit, flowers, and grain, signifying prosperity; also called Horn of Plenty

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This statue portrays an eagle spreading its wings and standing on the horn of prosperity, or cornucopia. The eagle was the symbol of the Roman Empire, representing the spirit and immortality.

It was usually shown in scenes of the deification of emperors and members of the imperial house. The eagle has symbolic significance for Coptic Christians, as it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ and Saint John.

The eagle here is depicted by the artist with the feathers and claws clear and the head turned to the left. The details are very carefully drawn in the head, the beak, the eyes, the claws, and the feathers on the body.

Dimensions:  Length 47 cm  Width 41 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Cast

Style:

Byzantine

Materials:

Bronze
Type Type

Type:

Statue
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

The Fortress of Babylon
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Created: 

3rd Century AD - 4th Century AD
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