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PSU student Denise Loncar presents her research on a selection of illustrated pages from an 18th-century Coptic prayer book. The hand-painted images of Christian saints on horseback (St. George, St. Theodore the Eastern, and St. Mercurius) are similar to equestrian representations seen in Eastern Orthodox, Armenian, and Ethiopian iconography, indicating a complex interplay of cultural influences that is also shown by the Coptic, Arabic, and Greek text.
Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.7 cm Origin: Egypt
Portland State University Library, Special Collections, Mss. 40
African History | History of Religion
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Loncar, Denise, "Coptic Prayer Book Leaves: Warrior Saint Images" (2012). Gift of the Word. 1.