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Coptic art

any of the visual arts associated with the Greek- and Egyptian-speaking Christian peoples of Egypt from about the 3rd to the 12th century AD. It is essentially reflected in the stone reliefs, wood carvings, and wall paintings of the monasteries of Egypt. It is, nonetheless, common practice to include within Coptic art such means of expression as the so-called Coptic textiles, which have no religious intent.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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