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Water Colour


Image - Water Colour
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Nom de l'objet : Water Colour
Artiste ou artisan : Father Abdel-Messieh
Rôle de l'autre artiste : The artist was born in el-Mahalla El-Koubra, Egypt. He joined the Monastery of Anba Bishoy in Wadi el-Natrun at the age of 16. He was the 114th Patriarch of Alexandria with the name Pope Macarius III. Before his enthronement as Pope, he was Bishop of Assiut (Upper Egypt). As a monk he devoted himself to an ascetic life, the study of the Holy Bible, ecclesiastical books, & Coptic rituals. He distinguished himself in transcribing of books. His Coptic & Arabic penmanship was exquisite in which he also perfected religious Coptic decorations (source: Coptic Synexarium Misra 25 - English version).
Classification de l'objet : Painting
Catégorie de l'objet : Communication Artifacts
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : Religious Art
Matériaux : Paper
Technique de fabrication : Water Colour
Médium : Water Colour
Numéro d'accession : 987.4.1
Pays d'origine : Egypt
Date de début de production : Circa 18th century
Description : Three geometric crosses painted on 1 mm geometric paper. The colour of the crosses is yellow ocre. On top of each cross is an eagle head. The writing on the cross is black. The writing around the larger cross is in Coptic and around the two smaller crosses is in Greek. Both signifying Jesus Christ Son of God. The frame is gold coloured wood.
Commentaires : Dr. Fuad Hanna, the donor of the painting was the son of an Egyptian diplomat stationed in Washington DC. He remained in the USA for his education after his father returned to Egypt. Just before he was to enroll in medical school he returned to Egypt to see his family in Assiut (upper Egypt) A large banquet was organized in his honour, at which time the Bishop of Assiut offered him this painting. The Bishop explained the source and said that it would always "protect" him. When Dr. Fuad Hanna who at the time was living in Florida, USA was about 90 years old he & his wife (an artist by profession) called Fr. Marcos to inform him that they were trying to give away some of their valued belongings & wondered whether St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, Scarborough would be interested in the painting. The painting was offered as a gift to St. Marik's Coptic Orthodox Church. Dr. Fuad passed on a few months later. We continue to research about the artist & the symbolism of the three crosses with eagle heads above them. Documents on the artist & the artifact may be found in the Museum files & the Interpreters' Manual section on CROSSES.
Fonctions : Personal collection of Dr. Fuad Hanna until 1982.1982-1987 was placed above the main altar door of St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, Scarborough, Ontario 1996-Present: St. Mark's Coptic Museum
Longueur : 75.00
Largeur : 130.00
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Établissement : St. Mark's Coptic Museum
Ville de l'établissement : Scarborough
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.copticmuseum-canada.org/   Facebook-St. Mark's Coptic Museum 

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