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Gifts of the Nile: Faience from Ancient Egypt - Friedman, Florence (Editor), and Klimburg-Salter, Deborah E
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Created from common materials, but possessing the majesty of gold and semi-precious gems, the ceramic now known as faience was used by the ancient Egyptians for a variety of luxury objects. Dolls were fashioned from it, as were baby feeders docorated to magically protect mother and child. Faience could be shaped into mummy masks, amulets, chalices, bowls, inkwells, jewelry, tiles and inlays for furniture. Its great popularity could have been due to one particular characteristic: radiance and brilliance, to the Egyptians a ...

Gifts of the Nile: Faience from Ancient Egypt 1998, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780500237540