Figure 3: Neo-Fatimid facade of the Coptic Museum.

Architectural History Of The Coptic Museum

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE COPTIC MUSEUM “Arab art has its museum; Coptic art is waiting for its own.” It is with these words that Max Herz Bey concluded a letter to Hussein Fakhry Pasha and launched the first idea of a Coptic Museum (CCMAA 15, p. 4-6). The letter dates from December 1897 and follows …

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