Coptic Art

January 1, 1957 - December 31, 1957

Sponsored by the Olsen Foundation, this exhibition of Coptic Art affords the opportunity to see examples of the creative efforts of the artist-monks of the Copts, the early Christian Egyptians. This branch of art was chosen because in few places and times in human history have there been so many competing cultures as in the Egypt of Alexandria following the dramatic days of Caesar, Anthony, and Cleopatra. A large number of Coptic textiles are presented, as well as representative examples of stone and wooden sculpture, ceramics, ivories, paintings, bronzes, and woodcarvings.