MONASTIC GARMENT The monastic costume is not only intended to be a distinction in front of people. As a matter of fact, it has sublime spiritual value as well as holy symbols, since it represents the form of angels. The black color of the costume is to remind the nun that she has died to […]

ld Cairo, presumably from the Hanging Church (el-Mo’allaqa), 5th century

Frieze decorated with a Nilotic scene Inv. No. 7211 Tamarisk wood H: 20 cm, W: 95.5 cm Unknown provenance, 6th century The depiction of Nilotic elements goes back as far as Pharaonic times. A rich variety of animals and plants enliven the riverbanks. This frieze was decoratively set into the walls of architectural structures. It […]