In 17th century BCE Egypt, soapstone, a soft stone (steatite) was easily carved, and a good heat conductor was used for making cooking pots.
- Soapstone – Wikipedia
Ancient Egyptian Scarab signet/amulets were most commonly made from glazed steatite. Soapstone is used for inlaid designs, sculpture, coasters, and kitchen countertops and sinks. … Vikings hewed soapstone directly from the stone face, shaped it into cooking pots, and sold these at home and abroad.
- Where Can Soapstone Be Found? | Sciencing
Apr 24, 2017 – Soapstone, also known as steatite, can be found all over the world. … heat, soapstone has been used by many cultures for cooking pots, …
- Egyptian Pottery – Venice Clay Artists
Enameled pottery of Egypt : The art of covering pottery with enamel was invented by the Egyptians at a very early date. Steatite (or soapstone, as some varieties …