A pagan is a person who is not a Christian, Muslim, or Jew. A pagan may be a worshiper of a polytheistic religion or may profess no religion.
small slab of stone used for grinding cosmetics in pre-dynastic Egyptian times; later, large ceremonial palettes bearing carved reliefs commemorated important events.
stylized palm leaf used as a decorative element
in the form of a palm leaf
the skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write
Passover; feast of Easter
Turkish military or civil title of high rank
ancient Roman containers in the form of a shallow bowl without handles, often with a base whose center is pushed up into the body; used for offering libations at religious ceremonies or for drinking
The Patrashil is a stole, or vest, that is worn by the priests of the Coptic Church. It is made of white linen and is decorated with religious drawings on the chest.
The Patriarch is the Bishop of Alexandria. The Patriarch has authority over the other bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
large piece of jewelry, usually in the form of a trapezoid, worn on the chest
triangular unit surmounting the facade of a building, used as decoration in Greek architecture
an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet
magical tree on which the gods wrote the name of the kings at coronation and jubilee festivals to assure them that their names and their lives would last forever
also known as the Double Crown, representing the whole country (Upper and Lower Egypt), and worn by royalty
Coptic word meaning the spoon used in the Sacrament of the Eucharist
large feathers, usually worn on a crown or headdress
having many colors
rock of feldspar crystals embedded in a compact dark red or purple groundmass
an entrance of a building with columns topped by a ceiling
first or given name
portion of the Acts of the Apostles
The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC. It was a Macedonian or Greek dynasty in origin.
massive facade of a temple consisting of two towers that are joined by a gate; pylons are the largest part of the temple and were mostly built last.
A small pyramid placed on the top of a pyramid, an obelisk, or a tomb