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Irrigation and Water Systems in Egypt

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The Tanbour, Tool to Raise Water

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Glossary

arabesque

a complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures

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Water Jug Filter Similar to Arabesque Window
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A circular filter of a water jug is perforated with cube-shaped designs and a man raising his right hand over his head; the other hand is directed to the right.

The hair is not clearly detailed, and the eyes consist of two holes; the fingers are clearly delineated. His body is surrounded by a frame that is raised above the rest of the design.

This filter is similar to the arabesque windows, which aim to allow a view of the exterior, while protecting the privacy of the interior. It also gives a wonderful muted light when the sun shines through it.

Dimensions:  Diameter 6 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

General Techniques
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Style:

Fatimid

Materials:

Pottery
Type Type

Type:

Filter of Water Jug
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

12th Century AD
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