Saturday, October 21, 2006

Coptic Church

A six-pointed star on the upper right side of this decoration which is in the Coptic "Hanging Church" in Old Cairo, Egypt . It is called el-Muallaqa in Arabic, and is dedicated to St. Mary.
Picture is courtesy of "phool 4 XC" who published it on Flickr.
This is the first time I stumble upon a Coptic six-pointed star.

The Mystery Of The Menorah And The Star Richard A. Freund University of Hartford in

Nationalism, Zionism and ethnic mobilization of the Jews in 1900 and beyond ed. Michael Berkowitz, 2004 ISBN 9004131841 ‏:

Coptic Christianity also picked up the symbol and used it on stamps with a cross in the center, a rosette in the center, and with a series of triangles in and around the points of the hexagram

1 comment:

Cat said...

Is this the church that appears in The Da Vinci Code?