"Portrait Of A Man, Egypt, Coptic Period."
This large fragment made up of flax and wool fibers is very representative of Coptic Egypt and dates from the 7th century. We perceive an influence of Greek statuary in the construction of the face and the Egyptian tradition in the treatment of the eyes. It is, however, a portrait of Chretien, judging from the presence of the red crosses which frame it. Similar to a Coptic painting, this portrait scrutinizes us with power. Unframed size: 31.5x 22.8 cm Framed:: 44.5x35 cm