Coptic Textile of St. Joseph

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 31 August 2017

This Coptic linen textile spun from wool depicts scenes from the life of St. Joseph, including images of a horseman, four warriors, animals, a grapevine, a bird, and a running warrior holding a spear. Egypt, c. 300-700 CE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow.)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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