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Fatimid Flask Reliquary,Culture: Mount: European, Flask: Fatimid (Egypt) Date: Mount: 14th century, Flask: 11th–14th century

Fatimid Flask Reliquary,Culture: Mount: European, Flask: Fatimid (Egypt) Date: Mount: 14th century, Flask: 11th–14th century

Bottle ( with hinged lid). Made of gilded and nielloed crystal (rock), silver.  Fatimid dynasty; 9thC; Egypt

Bottle ( with hinged lid). Made of gilded and nielloed crystal (rock), silver. Fatimid dynasty; 9thC; Egypt

The "Henry chalice"  - Tradition holds that it was a consecration gift to the Alte Kapelle from Henry II, the last Holy Roman Emperor from the Ottonian dynasty, who died in 1024 and was later canonised.

The "Henry chalice" - Tradition holds that it was a consecration gift to the Alte Kapelle from Henry II, the last Holy Roman Emperor from the Ottonian dynasty, who died in 1024 and was later canonised.

Fatimid Flask Reliquary  Mount: European, Flask: Fatimid (Egypt) Date: Mount: 14th century, Flask: 11th–14th century Material: Silver gilt, rock crystal, niello Dimensions: height 8.9 cm, internal diameter 0.9 cm Inscribed: in Arabic (Kufic script) around the body of the vessel: BARAKA LI SAHIBIHI (Blessing to its owner); in Latin (Lombardic letters) in niello on the top: +CPL; BAT; MRE (+ Capillus beate Marie: the hair of the blessed Mary)

Fatimid Flask Reliquary Mount: European, Flask: Fatimid (Egypt) Date: Mount: 14th century, Flask: 11th–14th century Material: Silver gilt, rock crystal, niello Dimensions: height 8.9 cm, internal diameter 0.9 cm Inscribed: in Arabic (Kufic script) around the body of the vessel: BARAKA LI SAHIBIHI (Blessing to its owner); in Latin (Lombardic letters) in niello on the top: +CPL; BAT; MRE (+ Capillus beate Marie: the hair of the blessed Mary)

Small Flask in the Form of a Lion, Fatimid Egypt, 11th cent., rock crystal, Musée du Louvre, Paris  Because who wouldn’t  want to drink from a crystal lion flask?

Small Flask in the Form of a Lion, Fatimid Egypt, 11th cent., rock crystal, Musée du Louvre, Paris Because who wouldn’t want to drink from a crystal lion flask?

Bottle | X-XI century AD [set in a later European nielloed silver mount dating to XV century AD]

Bottle | X-XI century AD [set in a later European nielloed silver mount dating to XV century AD]

Crystal Flask Object Name: Flask Date: 10th century Geography: Egypt Culture: Islamic Medium: Carved Rock Crystal Classification: Stone

Crystal Flask Object Name: Flask Date: 10th century Geography: Egypt Culture: Islamic Medium: Carved Rock Crystal Classification: Stone

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