“Heart Shaped Decoration in Coptic Art

Document Type : Original Article

Author

کلیة السیاحة والفنادق - جامعة قناة السویس

10.21608/jaauth.2023.159553.1389

Abstract

The decorative character was considered one of the features of the Egyptian art in general, and along the centuries, new decorative features and characteristics were added to it. Since the Coptic art’s inception, the decorations have played an important role in defining its characteristics. The Coptic artist used a variety of decorative elements, including geometric, plant, animal, and human elements. They were keen on filling any available space with various decorations, beside their tendency to modification and symbolism. The current research studies one of the decorative elements that appeared from the early Coptic art and continued along the centuries which is the heart shape decoration its modified representation and symbolism as will be discussed in detail.
The Objective of the Research:
 Seeks to better understand one of the Coptic art’s decorative elements.
 Determine the heart shape’s symbolism and representation in Coptic art.
 Examining selected pieces of Coptic artifacts.
The decorative character was considered one of the features of the Egyptian art in general, and along the centuries, new decorative features and characteristics were added to it.

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