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The David Collection
Hegira c. 390 / AD c. 1000
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.
"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