Egyptian Spoils

The Treasures of Coptic Art: In the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo
by Gawdat Gabra and Marianne Eaton-Krauss
American University in Cairo Press, 2007
(284 pages, $49.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Mike Aquilina

Egypt’s native Christian community, the Copts, trace their origins to the apostolate of St. Mark the Evangelist. Long marginalized by the Muslim majority, they still cling tenaciously to their ancient culture, which finds expression in distinctive and beautiful art—art all but unknown in the West.

The Treasures of Coptic Art includes hundreds of color images, well photographed to highlight even the small details. The text is written by Gawdat Gabra, former . . .

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Mike Aquilina is vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (www.salvationhistory.com) and a general editor of The Catholic Vision of Love catechetical series.

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