THREE UNPUBLISHED SCULPTURE WORKS IN THE COPTIC MUSEUM
Document Type: Original article
Greek & Roman Archaeology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo Univ., Cairo, Egypt
This article gives publication and full study of three sculpture works preserved in the Coptic Museum. Two of them are funerary figures, or Portrait Stelae, several examples of this type were found in many orts and cities of Middle and Upper Egypt, in Fayoum, Ihnasia, Antoniopolis, El-Bahnasa, Bauit, Qift, and Kom el-Rahieb opposite of Samalout in Minia, and the third is a portrait of a mature man. These three pieces arrived to the Coptic Museum since more than thirty years. The museum Kept them under Nrs. 13247, 13248, 13178. The Article contains also an analytic and dating study, together with spotting more lights upon the religious and cultural life, so also on the main characteristics of artworks during the era of Late Roman and early Coptic Art.
Portrait stelae; Funerary figures; Coptic museum; Sculpture; Reliefs; Palleum
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