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Preservation of the Wall Paintings in the Church of the Archangel Gabriel at Naqlun

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9789774248924
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970443 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0024
Preservation of the Wall Paintings in the Church of the Archangel Gabriel at Naqlun

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This chapter describes the emergency treatment or preservation of a set of wall paintings from the church of the monastery of the Archangel Gabriel at the Naqlun site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It explains that the renovation works were carried out by the monks inside the church and included progressive removal of layers of secondary plastering, cleaning, structural reinforcement of the ground of all paintings, and final treatment procedures involving aesthetic colour integration. The research also reveals successive architectural renovations of the church, which was probably originally constructed in the late nineth century.

Keywords: wall paintings; monastery; Naqlun; painting preservation; Fayoum Oasis; Egypt; church renovation

Chapter.  2714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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