Minnesota in Egypt

White Monastery: Apse Painting

  • Monastery of St. Shenute, near Sohag in Egypt

  • Seated Christ

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    View of sanctuary


    The detail on the left was taken at an angle: It shows Christ's sleeve, arm and His hand beside His face, part of which appears at the top. The crack running through His arm is nearly horizontal on the semidome. He is in an elaborately numbus, and a frame with small busts.
    (both photographs, Elizabeth S. Bolman, 2001)


    Seated Christ in the half dome of the sanctuary
    (photograph, Susan Jacobsen, 2011, edited)