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Monastic visions : wall paintings in the monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea; New Haven; London; Yale University Press; Atlanta; Cairo; American Research Center in Egypt

Theodore, the writer of life, and the program of 1232/1233

Author :
BOLMAN, Elizabeth S. ;
Publication year :
2002
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Describes the iconography of the extensive program of paintings in the church of S. Anthony at Anb Antynyus. They were created in 1232/1233 by a team of Coptic artists led by a master artist named Theodore who is identified in two inscriptions. The nave paintings depict martyrs who are Egyptian or important in Egypt, mostly Egyptian monastic saints, and the Virgin and Child enthroned; they basically form a genealogy of Coptic monasticism. The khurus, which separates the nave from the sanctuary, includes paintings of the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace, and Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in Paradise, as well as S. George and S. Mercurius. The sanctuary paintings feature Christ in majesty and the Virgin and Child enthroned in the apse, Christ Pantocrator in the dome, and additional holy figures. A side chapel contains an image of the Deesis over a niche which is painted with a large bejeweled cross. ;
Pagination/Size :
43 ill. (some col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5303C01 - 300-1400 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Peinture et dessin ; 530-III - 300-1400 ;
French keywords :
Abraham ; Anb Antynyus (monastère), S. Antoine (église), Al Bahr al Ahmar (EGY ; Christ: Majestas Domini ; Christ: Pantocrator ; Copte (art) ; Croix ; Déisis ; Egypte ; Georges, saint ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Isaac ; Jacob ; Martyrs ; Mercure, saint, m.v.250 ; Peinture murale ; Saints ; Théodore, act.1232-1233 ; Trois hébreux: Dans la fournaise ; Vierge: A l'enfant: Majesté ; 1200-1300 ;
Descriptors :
Abraham ; Anb Antynyus (monastery), S. Anthony (church), Al Bahr al Ahmar (EGY ; Christian iconography ; Coptic ; Cross ; Deesis ; Egypt ; George, S. ; Iconography ; Isaac ; Jacob ; Jesus Christ: In majesty ; Jesus Christ: Pantocrator ; Martyrs ; Mary, Virgin: And Child: Enthroned ; Mercurius, S., d.ca.250 ; Mural painting ; Saints ; Theodore, act.1232-1233 ; Three Hebrews: In the fiery furnace ; 1200-1300 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24903862 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0300092245 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ; EGYPT ;