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In particular the field of figurative sculpture which has always attracted the most authors, being by far the most prevalent sector, quantitatively, of ornamental sculpture has been gravely polluted by a huge number of false or falsified objects ending up in non-Egyptian collections, fed into the market on a massive scale for more than twenty years. Toronto Map Tourist Attractions Spectacular in this regard have been the series of socalled Sheikh Ibada reliefs and their derivatives, which have generated a wave of false problems, with related literature the few authentic examples of this type of sepulchral relief come from Bahnasa; see K. Parlasca, Grabreliefs von Oxyrhynchos, 161-166. The most important collections of Late Antique Egyptian sculpture are in the Cairo Coptic Museum, the Graeco-Roman Museum at Alexandria materials esp. from Bahnasa: E. Breccia, Muse Grco-Romain I, pl. 41-51; Muse Grco-Romain II, pl. 24-47 and the early Christian and Byzantine collection of the Berlin State Museums O. Wulff, Toronto Map Tourist Attractions Bildwerke, 24-47, 65-93, 310-315; A. Effenberger, Koptische Kunst, passim. Only in a few cases have the sculptures found in the archaeological zones and in the still-extant early Christian or Late Antique buildings of Egypt been properly cataloged and documented. b. Materials. The materials of Late Antique sculpture in Egypt were porphyry, granite, marble, limestone, sandstone, stucco and wood. Of these, Toronto Map Tourist Attractions porphyry played a particular role; specialized workshops, probably located in Alexandria, worked mainly for export incl. sarcophagi and imperial portraits. From the 5th c. it seems that granite was little used for architectural elements; granite pieces in the Late Antique buildings of Egypt are mostly reused.