Yuhanna al-Armani

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Yuhanna al-Armani
Yuhanna-Mercurius.jpg
Icon of St Mercurius by Yuhanna al-Armani
Borncca 1720
Died1786 (Cairo, Egypt)
NationalityArmenian
Known forReligious Painting
Notable work
Icons in The Hanging Church, Coptic Cairo, Egypt
MovementCoptic Art

Yuhanna al-Armani al-Qudsi (cca 1720 - 1786, Cairo, Ottoman Empire) was an artist of Armenian origin in Ottoman Egypt.[1] He is most notable for his religious works, especially his Coptic icons that decorate The Hanging Church in Old Cairo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magdi Guirguis, An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Cairo: Yuhanna al-Armani and His Coptic Icons (Cairo,: The American University in Cairo Press, 2008)