Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt

Name of text: Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt
Author of text: Alfred J. Butler
Date of text: 1884
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Hanging Church/Al Mu'allakah/Al'Adra
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text Original church 3rd-4th century, rebuilt in 9th-10th century
Century of structure 1: 3 AD
Century of structure 2: 10 AD
Country in text: Egypt
Region in text:
City in text: Cairo
Specific place of mosaic in text: Wall recess in baptistry
Description of mosaic in text: arch above wall recess containing font/basin covered with mosaic of coloured marbles, and a shallow recess opposite and another beside it also decorated with mother-of-pearl and marble mosaic, main design being lotus pattern. 
Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:

Butler, Alfred J., The Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt, 2 vols(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1884), vol. 1, pp. 226-7

Comments: NB  Not glass

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