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Egyptian Faience Fragment



Faience

1.378 x 0.472 x 0.276 in. (3.5 x 1.2 x 0.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2017.10.7.b
Geography: Africa, Egypt
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels
Collection: Naukratis Project 1977-1983
Findspot: Kom Firin, Egypt. 30° 51’ 49.2” N, 30° 29’ 10.9” E. Context: III-E.1 Date: 1977

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  • Egyptian - Refers to the styles and culture that developed in antiquity in the Nile Valley in the area of modern-day Egypt and southwards. For the cultures and styles of the modern nation of Egypt, use "Egypt (modern)."
  • faience - A composite material consisting of a body of sintered quartz coupled with an alkaline glaze surface, and used for decorating beads, amulets, figurines, and other small objects. It was invented in Mesopotamia or Iran ca. 4500 BCE, and produced through the mid-7th century CE.
  • faience - Ancient objects made from a composite material consisting of a body of sintered quartz coupled with an alkaline glaze surface. Faience was used for decorating beads, amulets, figurines, and other small objects. Invented in Mesopotamia or Iran ca. 4500 BCE, the production of faience continued until the mid-7th century CE. It is distinguished from later European earthenware, which is known by the same name.
  • fragments - Portions of objects that are torn, broken off from, or dislocated from their original whole.
  • pottery - Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.

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