Coptic Churches of Egypt

Name of text: Coptic Churches of Egypt
Author of text: Alfred J. Butler
Date of text: 1884
Date of person in text:
Name of structure in text: Anba Bishôi church, Natrun Valley, Libyan Desert aka Church of S. Pshoi, The Red Monastery
Type of structure in text: Church
Date of structure in text 10th-11th C
Century of structure 1: 10 AD
Century of structure 2: 11 AD
Country in text: Egypt
Region in text: Upper Egypt
City in text: Nr. Sohag
Specific place of mosaic in text: Panel above niche in centre of apse
Description of mosaic in text:

large panel filled with marble mosaic – blue crosses enclosed in white border, traces of vitreous enamel.

Mosaic date in text:
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text: blue

Butler, Alfred J., The Ancient Coptic Churches of Egypt, 2 vols(Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1884), vol. 1. p. 314


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