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Fig. 135 Rock Crystal ewer made for the Fatimid caliph al-Aziz. 975-976. Rock Crystal. One of the few surviving Fatimid court objects, carved from a single piece of rock crystal. al-Aziz ruled Egypt from 975 to 996. The crystal was imported from Afria and was velieved to prevent nightmares. Many of these precious artifacts were later melted down and sold for their metals. Treasury of St. Mark's, Venice. pg 253.

Fig. 135 Rock Crystal ewer made for the Fatimid caliph al-Aziz. 975-976. Rock Crystal. One of the few surviving Fatimid court objects, carved from a single piece of rock crystal. al-Aziz ruled Egypt from 975 to 996. The crystal was imported from Afria and was velieved to prevent nightmares. Many of these precious artifacts were later melted down and sold for their metals. Treasury of St. Mark's, Venice. pg 253.

Aiguière au nom d’al-‘Azîz Billâh, Egypte, Deuxième moitié du Xe siècle ; XVIe siècle (monture de l’anse) ; XVIIIe siècle ? (base). Cristal de roche taillé et chantourné, or émaillé.

Aiguière au nom d’al-‘Azîz Billâh, Egypte, Deuxième moitié du Xe siècle ; XVIe siècle (monture de l’anse) ; XVIIIe siècle ? (base). Cristal de roche taillé et chantourné, or émaillé.

11th Century Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer. -- The pitcher was hand-carved from a single block of flawless rock crystal, by artisans during the Islamic Fatimid (909-1171) period. Great skill was required to carve the delicate decoration. The Treasure of Caliph Mostansir-Billah at Cairo, which was destroyed in 1062, contained 1800 rock crystal vessels, today only 7 are known to survive & are considered the rarest of all Islamic art objects. #rock_crystal #quartz #Islamic_art #ewer

11th Century Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer. -- The pitcher was hand-carved from a single block of flawless rock crystal, by artisans during the Islamic Fatimid (909-1171) period. Great skill was required to carve the delicate decoration. The Treasure of Caliph Mostansir-Billah at Cairo, which was destroyed in 1062, contained 1800 rock crystal vessels, today only 7 are known to survive & are considered the rarest of all Islamic art objects. #rock_crystal #quartz #Islamic_art #ewer

Ewer in rock crystal from an unknown Fatimid craftsmen made in Cairo between 909 to 1171 A.D (V&A London)

Ewer in rock crystal from an unknown Fatimid craftsmen made in Cairo between 909 to 1171 A.D (V&A London)

Flask  mid 10th century    Fatimid period     Rock crystal, with enameled gold mount  H: 15.1 W: 6.8 D: 3.9 cm   Egypt

Flask mid 10th century Fatimid period Rock crystal, with enameled gold mount H: 15.1 W: 6.8 D: 3.9 cm Egypt

A 1000-year old ewer, carved from flawless rock crystal and decorated with cheetahs and link chains.. http://marinni.livejournal.com/814436.html

A 1000-year old ewer, carved from flawless rock crystal and decorated with cheetahs and link chains.. http://marinni.livejournal.com/814436.html

11th century Fatimid rock crystal ewer from the Keir Collection, now in Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin.

11th century Fatimid rock crystal ewer from the Keir Collection, now in Pergamon Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin.

Ewer in the name of al-'Aziz Billah, Egypt, Second half of the tenth century; Sixteenth century (frame loop); Eighteenth century? (Base). Ro ...

Ewer in the name of al-'Aziz Billah, Egypt, Second half of the tenth century; Sixteenth century (frame loop); Eighteenth century? (Base). Ro ...

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