Treasury of Water

“Water has more than a purely physical or biological meaning; the spiritual realities, of which it is the symbol, are never attached to it arbitrarily, but are directly and logically derived from its essence.”[i]

Since pre-modern times the intersection point between human preoccupations with supplying drinking water to the public, religious theology and the properties (real and symbolic) of water have lead to the building of specific structures devoted to nourishing body and soul.   The Cariene sabil is one such example.

These woodcut prints were completed in Cairo, Egypt as part of a research project at the American University in Cairo.

[i]  Burckhardt, Titus.  pp. 205