Gifts of the Nile

Gifts of the Nile

Ancient Egyptian Faience

Book - 1998
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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 perfect metaphor for life, death and rebirth.
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1998
ISBN: 9780500237540
0500237549
Branch Call Number: 738.0932 A11G4f
Characteristics: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 32 cm

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