A group of nine Fatimid unglazed pottery Water Filters Egypt, 10th/ 11th Century
of circular form, one pierced with inscription, the rest with floral and geometric designs the largest 7.3 cm. diam.(9)
Filters of this type were originally from the tops of water jugs. For other groups of water filters, see Tresors Fatimides du Caire, Exhibition Catalogue, Institut du Monde Arabe, 28th April-30th August 1998, no. 140; and also two similar groups were sold through these rooms (Bonhams, Islamic Works of Art, 13th-14th October 1999, lots 126 and 127).