sábado, 5 de dezembro de 2009
Cerâmica Copta - As garrafinhas de Abu Mina
Legend has it that Minas, a soldier in the Egyptian army, was killed in a battle in Asia Minor,in the late third century (296 AD). His fellow-soldiers put his body on the back of a camel at the beginning of a journey to this home town were his burial was to take place. However, as soon as he reached Abusir, the camel simply sat down and refused to get up and move on. A little while later, it is said, a spring burst open. People began to flock to the side to drink, and they bought water in small earthenware bottles. These were decorated with various figures, especially that of St. Abu Mina standing, in a praying attitude, between two camels.
Pottery, local clay, Coptic, Abu Mina
Estes vasos pertencem ao acervo do Museu Histórico de Alexandria, Egito.Fotos: Luciana Chagas
These pictures have been taken by Luciana Chagas at the Historical Museum of Alexandria, Egypt. The text also have been written by the curators.