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Images of emperor and emirs in early Islamic Egypt

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At some point in the seventh century, an artist in Egypt sat down to decorate a Sahidic Coptic manuscript containing books of the Old Testament. At the conclusion to the Book of Job, on the blank half page beneath, and under the bold Coptic title ‘Job the Just’ (written in the same hand as the preceding text), this artist decided to depict the eponymous hero alongside his three daughters – Hemera, Kasia, and Amalthaias. The subsequent sketches, all frontal and standing in a row, are striking...

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Peer review status:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5766-4954

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Editor
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Host title:
The Good Christian Ruler in the First Millennium: Views from the Wider Mediterranean World in Conversation
Series:
Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies
Series number:
92
Pages:
397-420
Publication date:
2021-07-19
Acceptance date:
2018-09-04
Event title:
Images of the Good Christian Ruler in the Mediterranean and the Near East (4th-10th Centuries)
Event location:
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Event website:
http://www.geschichte.uni-frankfurt.de/70685547/Leibniz-Projekt-Englisch
Event start date:
2016-11-09
Event end date:
2016-11-11
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EISBN:
9783110725612
ISBN:
9783110724691
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:925170
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uuid:616e14dd-6d4f-4862-8411-f079a2bf07a8
Local pid:
pubs:925170
Source identifiers:
925170
Deposit date:
2018-10-09

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