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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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Gospel Cover with Glass Jewelry Cross
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This Gospel cover is made of silver and has a cross set with glass jewelry. There are protruding ornaments in the form of plant decoration with a cross inside.

Inscribed on the cover, in Coptic, are the words "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. One God. Amen."

Dimensions:  Height 48.5 cm  Width 38 cm  Circumference 9.5 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Cast
  Inlaid

Style:

Circassian Mamluk

Materials:

Silver
  Glass
Type Type

Type:

Manuscript
Map Map

Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

15th Century AD - 16th Century AD
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