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How to Save the Wall Paintings of Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Many activities during the last fifteen years have been carried out to discover or conserve the Coptic murals. These activities have been sponsored by Dutch, French, Polish, and American (ARCE) ... More


A Formula to Honor the Buddha

Alexandra Green

in Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9789888390885
eISBN:
9789882204850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390885.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter establishes the standardization of the wall paintings in terms of painting style, subject matter, and detail, and determine the major social, political, and religious ideas that ... More


Wall Paintings

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

The harsh monotony of the red stone surfaces has been mellowed by the instrument of covering the surfaces of imperial buildings with decorations in the form of frescoes and murals. The wall paintings ... More


Dining Men: Posture, Leisure, and Privilege

Matthew B. Roller

in Dining Posture in Ancient Rome: Bodies, Values, and Status

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691178004
eISBN:
9781400888245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178004.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyzes the link between reclining dining and otium within three types of media: literary texts, funerary monuments, and wall paintings. These media are treated separately not only ... More


Preservation of the Wall Paintings in the Church of the Archangel Gabriel at Naqlun

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the emergency treatment or preservation of a set of wall paintings from the church of the monastery of the Archangel Gabriel at the Naqlun site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It ... More


The Christian Wall Paintings from the Temple of Isis at Aswan Revisited

Jitse H.F. Dijkstra and Gertrud J.M. van Loon

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The church built in the temple of Isis yields a rare example, however fragmentary, of decoration in an urban church in late antique to early Islamic Egypt. The Virgin and Child surrounded by saints, ... More


The Esna Monasteries: Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Dayr al-Shuhada and Dayr al-Fakhuri's churches are best known for their wall paintings. Travelers since the seventeenth century have left their impressions and accounts in journals and publications. ... More


Results of the Recent Restoration Campaigns (1995–2000) at Dayr al-Suryan

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explains the work that was carried out in uncovering, cleaning, and restoring the iconographic programs in the ancient Church of the Virgin at Dayr al-Suryan: the earliest layer of wall ... More


Conservation of Mural Paintings in the Coptic Museum

Michael Jones

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the preservation efforts undertaken by the American Research Center in Egypt on the famous murals, preserved in the Cairo Coptic Museum, which were originally excavated in Apa ... More


The Ornamental Repertoire in the Wallpaintings of Wadi al-Natrun: Remarks on a Methodical Approach*

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the author's systematic work in the cataloging of the motifs and ornaments found in the wall paintings of the region. The intention of the remarks made is to concentrate on ... More


Epilogue

Laura Varnam

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The epilogue discusses the depiction of the church as a sacred space in the Middle English carol By a chapel as I came. The chapel has a multisensory, dynamic sanctity, and is presented as the house ... More


Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Fathpur Sikri emerged as a prominent political, social, and cultural centre during the reign of Akbar. Yet much remains to be known about it. Did it emerge all of a sudden or was there a city in ... More


Narration and Allusion in Archaic Greek Art

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

A recurrent theme of Sir John Myres' writings was the extended analogy between poetry and the visual arts. In describing painting and other visual media, we all tend to use words which in their ... More


Problems of Interpretation and Dating

Roger Ling, Paul Arthur, Georgia Clarke, Estelle Lazer, Lesley A. Ling, Peter Rush, and Andrew Waters

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume 1: The Structures

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198134091
eISBN:
9780191916465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198134091.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Working out a relative chronology depends upon judicious observation of wall abutments and anomalies in plan, combined with variations in building materials and techniques; it is necessary, ... More


Umayyad Palace Iconography: On the Practical Aspects of Artistic Creation

Nadia Ali and Mattia Guidetti

in Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The traditional focus on early Islamic art has often obscured the specific contexts of the production of particular artworks. The famous wall paintings at the bath and audience hall of Qusayr ʿAmra ... More


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