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.
A pair of large Fatimid filigree gold Earrings Egypt or Syria, 12th Century of crescent form with flat base and hinged attachment loop, made of filigree and granulations, the base with opposing palmettes containing an arabesque design mounted with hollow hemispheres, the sides with symmetrical arabesque designs also mounted with hemispheres