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Title: A 19th-Century Coptic Priest's Outfit in the National Museums of Scotland
Subtitle: Initial Observations
Author(s): AL-KHAMIS, Ulrike
Journal: Khil'a
Volume: 2    Date: 2006   
Pages: 111-119
DOI: 10.2143/KH.2.0.2021287

Abstract :
The subject of this article is a Coptic outfit, consisting of a tunic and stole, which were donated to the National Museums of Scotland in 1934. The tunic is embroidered on the front and back, and on both sleeves. Most conspicuous is a a large polyglobed medallion that contains a frontal depiction of the Virgin Mary carrying the Christ Child on her left arm. The stole is also embroidered, and includes two large Coptic crosses. The style of embroidery can be attributed to the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries.

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