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Treasures of Egyptian Hermits
(monuments of Coptic art in the Hermitage)

All types of crafts and artistic work of the 3 - 12 th centuries are represented at this exhibition: icon painting, weaving, stone and wooden sculpture, carved bone and metal, ceramics, leather articles, papyruses and so on. Among world known masterpieces of Coptic art there are: fragments of the tunic decorated with scenes of the labours of Hercules and triumph of Dionysos, a plate depicting carpenter Colphe, a bronze chandelier with a female figure and snow leopards. Most part of the exhibits is on show for the first time.

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Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky at the opening ceremony of the exhibition


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