• In Search of the Nubian Master-Builders: An Architectural Drawing from the Faras Cathedral. Appendix: Prayer of a Young Woman

    Author(s):
    Piotr Makowski, Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Union for Nubian Studies
    Subject(s):
    African religions, Architectural history, Church history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Nubian Studies, Old Nubian, Faras
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6M68T
    Abstract:
    A glance at a makeshift drawing from the cathedral in Faras suggests that it may depict the ground plan of a church. Nevertheless, the naive appearance of the sketch and an almost complete lack of sufficient parallels from either Nubia or the Eastern Mediterranean make a proper examination of this assumption unfeasible. A reassessment of the architectural drawing from the cathedral, however, draws a wider perspective for a discussion of originality in Nubian architecture. The following paper presents the rather modest evidence available for a study of the nature of Nubian architecture from the point of view of its builders.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

    Downloads

    Item Name: pdf makowski-2.pdf
      Download View in browser
    Activity: Downloads: 28