Coptic art artifacts

Coptic textile - Coptic art - Pilgrim flask - Coptic mirror - Coptic doll - Bread stamp
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Egyptian leather pair of sandals, Coptic Period,  5th-8th century A.D. 24 cm long. Private collection

Egyptian leather pair of sandals, Coptic Period, 5th-8th century A.D. 24 cm long. Private collection

Terracotta pilgrim flask, Coptic Egypt, 480- 650 A.D. Depicting Saint Menas on eithe side, flanked by camels, his arms outstretched in blessing, above each arm is a quincunx, representing a cross, all within a beaded circular border. These small flasks were probably produced at the pilgrimage center of Abu Mena, south-west of Alexandria, to sell to the devout as a souvenir of a visit and have been deduced to have contained holy water or oil from the shrine, 9.5 high. Private collection

Terracotta pilgrim flask, Coptic Egypt, 480- 650 A.D. Depicting Saint Menas on eithe side, flanked by camels, his arms outstretched in blessing, above each arm is a quincunx, representing a cross, all within a beaded circular border. These small flasks were probably produced at the pilgrimage center of Abu Mena, south-west of Alexandria, to sell to the devout as a souvenir of a visit and have been deduced to have contained holy water or oil from the shrine, 9.5 high. Private collection

True cross with a Greek cross with the letters H N E I in the angles, likely reading is hn ei(dos), "behold the appearance (of the Cross)", 1.5 cm diameter.  Private collection

True cross with a Greek cross with the letters H N E I in the angles, likely reading is hn ei(dos), "behold the appearance (of the Cross)", 1.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Coptic mirror alabaster with kohl tube, 4th-5th century A.D. Roman Coptic carved alabaster kohl tube and mirror combination utensil with a broad leaf shaped handle, the object is pierced vertically from the top to form a tube for storing kohl which extends to the bottom of the handle, the round chiselled section at the front would originally have held a glass, this is the ancient precursor of the modern ladies' mirror and make-up compact, 14.5 cm high. Private collection

Coptic mirror alabaster with kohl tube, 4th-5th century A.D. Roman Coptic carved alabaster kohl tube and mirror combination utensil with a broad leaf shaped handle, the object is pierced vertically from the top to form a tube for storing kohl which extends to the bottom of the handle, the round chiselled section at the front would originally have held a glass, this is the ancient precursor of the modern ladies' mirror and make-up compact, 14.5 cm high. Private collection

Christian amulet with opening words of the 91st. Psalm, 5th-6th century A.D. Bronze leaf shaped amulet depicting on one side a Angel holding a sceptre, on other side OKA TOIKO NENBO HOIAT OYY, 4 cm long. Private collection

Christian amulet with opening words of the 91st. Psalm, 5th-6th century A.D. Bronze leaf shaped amulet depicting on one side a Angel holding a sceptre, on other side OKA TOIKO NENBO HOIAT OYY, 4 cm long. Private collection

True cross, the most precious relic preserved by the Byzantine church was the True Cross, claimed to be the actual cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Discovered in the 320 during the renovations of the pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem under Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, the Cross had been venerated by generations of pilgrims by the seventh century. The two figures are Saints Helena and Constantine or possibly Mary and John,  2.2 cm diameter. Private collection

True cross, the most precious relic preserved by the Byzantine church was the True Cross, claimed to be the actual cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Discovered in the 320 during the renovations of the pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem under Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, the Cross had been venerated by generations of pilgrims by the seventh century. The two figures are Saints Helena and Constantine or possibly Mary and John, 2.2 cm diameter. Private collection

True cross tokens were issued as souvenirs of the celebrations accompanying the return of the Cross to Jerusalem in 630 A.D. They are small clay or terra-cotta "medallions", made by pressing a lump of clay into a probably wooden mold. It is said that a piece of the wood of the Cross was burned and the ash mixed with the clay, hence the tokens, themselves, became miniature reliquaries, 1.9 cm diameter. Private collection

True cross tokens were issued as souvenirs of the celebrations accompanying the return of the Cross to Jerusalem in 630 A.D. They are small clay or terra-cotta "medallions", made by pressing a lump of clay into a probably wooden mold. It is said that a piece of the wood of the Cross was burned and the ash mixed with the clay, hence the tokens, themselves, became miniature reliquaries, 1.9 cm diameter. Private collection

True cross, 7th-8th century A.D. There are four distinct types, one with H-N-E-I in corners, one with three human figures, one  with two human figures and X’s on horizontal side bars and one with two, slightly larger, human figures and no X’s. All his specimens are from the same hoard, found in Turkey. They represent aspects of the Crucifixion and probably allude to recovery of the True Cross by the emperor Heraclus (610-641 A.D.) from the Sassanians. He brought it back to Constantinople.

True cross, 7th-8th century A.D. There are four distinct types, one with H-N-E-I in corners, one with three human figures, one with two human figures and X’s on horizontal side bars and one with two, slightly larger, human figures and no X’s. All his specimens are from the same hoard, found in Turkey. They represent aspects of the Crucifixion and probably allude to recovery of the True Cross by the emperor Heraclus (610-641 A.D.) from the Sassanians. He brought it back to Constantinople.

True cross clay token with the emblem of the cross and X on horizontal side bars and two figures that could be Apostle Peter and St. Paul, 1.6 cm diameter. Private collection

True cross clay token with the emblem of the cross and X on horizontal side bars and two figures that could be Apostle Peter and St. Paul, 1.6 cm diameter. Private collection

Bread stamp of wood, Coptic, 4th-7th century A.D. Prosphora stamp, these stamps are used for bread intended for consecration and communion within the various ancient Christian traditions. The inscription is IC XC NI KI, which stands for "Jesus Christ, Victor" Stamp carved into nine sectors, each decorated with different geometric motifs, including crosses and triangles, the rectangular handle carved at the top with another cross and abstract motif, 8.5 cm diameter. Private collection

Bread stamp of wood, Coptic, 4th-7th century A.D. Prosphora stamp, these stamps are used for bread intended for consecration and communion within the various ancient Christian traditions. The inscription is IC XC NI KI, which stands for "Jesus Christ, Victor" Stamp carved into nine sectors, each decorated with different geometric motifs, including crosses and triangles, the rectangular handle carved at the top with another cross and abstract motif, 8.5 cm diameter. Private collection

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