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Coptic Art

Art of the early Christians of Egypt from the fourth to the eighth centuries, during the end of the Roman period and the beginning of the Byzantine period. Under Rome, Fayum burial portraits done in encaustic are the great achievement. Coptic style changed greatly under the influence of Byzantium, becoming flat and stylised. Coptic influences can be seen in later Ethiopian art.

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