Egyptian Made Faience

Egyptians created the first synthetic material, faience in large quantities as a substitute for the blue stone, lapis lazuli. Faience was originally created in Mesopotamia circa 4000 BCE by dusting copper ore over a talc stone and firing them until fused into a hard blue substance.

      4000 BCE
      Egypt, Mesopotamia

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  • What is Egyptian faience? — Amy Waller Pottery
    Egyptian faience (also known as Egyptian paste) is the oldest known glazed ceramic. It was first developed more than 6000 years ago in Mesopotamia, Egypt and elsewhere in the ancient world. … Metal oxides in the paste color the glaze. Two common colorants are copper (turquoise) and cobalt (blue).
  • Egyptian faience – Wikipedia
    Egyptian faience is a sintered-quartz ceramic displaying surface vitrification which creates a … Egyptian faience was both exported widely in the ancient world and made locally in many places, and is found in Mesopotamia, around the …
  • Egyptian Faience: Technology and Production | Essay | The …
    In ancient Egypt, objects created with faience were considered magical, filled with the undying shimmer of the sun, and imbued with the powers of rebirth.
  • Faience – Ancient History Encyclopedia
    Aug 11, 2010 – Egyptian faience is a glassy substance manufactured expertly by the ancient Egyptians. The process was first developed in Mesopotamia, first …
  • The Technique of Egyptian Faïence – jstor
    gard to the exact formula used by the ancient Egyptians. In my studies I started with analyses of ancient. Egyptian faience.5 Then, using the analyses as a.

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