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This item has been added to the Database within the Explore Islamic Art Collections project. Information is available in: English.

Name of Object:

Ewer

Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Holding Museum:

The David Collection

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Date of Object:

Hegira c. 390 / AD c. 1000

Museum Inventory Number:

Inv.no. 27/1999

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Rock crystal

Period / Dynasty

Fatimid

Provenance:

Egypt

Description:

This rock-crystal ewer belongs to a small group that has survived from the Fatimid period. These luxury items were found in large quantities in the Fatimid caliphs’ treasuries in Cairo. The treasuries were plundered in the 1060s, after which the ewers that have been preserved found their way to European churches, used as containers for precious relics.

Citation of this web page:

 "Ewer" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;dn;Mus21;12;en

MWNF Working Number: DN 12

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 Artistic Introduction

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Fatimids


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