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Faience Antiquities

Egyptian faience is a non-clay based porous crystalline ceramic composed of crushed quartz or sand, with small amounts of calcite lime and a mixture of alkalis. Faience was cast in molds to form objects and small vessels. A glassy surface luster was created by surface vitrification of a soda lime silica glaze. The most common color, a bright blue-green was made by adding a copper pigment.

Egyptian, Tel-el-Armarna Period, Broad Necklace Petal Bead, 1379 - 1362 B.C.

|Egyptian| |Antiquities|, |Egyptian,| |Tel-el-Armarna| |Period,| |Broad| |Necklace| |Petal| |Bead,| |1379| |-| |1362| |B.C.|
Broad_collar_necklaceThis is a very well made and most unusual bead with extremely rare faience colors produced in the Tel-el-Armarna period. It was originally part of a grand necklace of faience beads. Called a broad collar necklace, it was a more durable version of elaborate perishable floral collars that were worn by banquet guests. This bead represents a single date flower petal. Click here to see a magnificent broad collar necklace in the The Met Fifth Avenue, Gallery 121.
AS96345. Egyptian, Tel-el-Armarna, bright yellow and bright glossy red faience fig flower petal bead, grey faience loops at each end, 19.4mm long, Superb, 1353 - 1336 B.C.; from Alex G. Malloy with his certificate of authenticity; of great rarity; $500.00 SALE PRICE $450.00


Egyptian, Late Period - Ptolemaic Period, Faience Scarab, 664 - 30 B.C.

|Scarabs|, |Egyptian,| |Late| |Period| |-| |Ptolemaic| |Period,| |Faience| |Scarab,| |664| |-| |30| |B.C.|
 
AS96367. Egyptian scarab, bright light green faience, flail on base, pierced for suspension, 8.1mm long, near Choice, 664 - 30 B.C.; from Alex G. Malloy with his certificate of authenticity; $180.00 SALE PRICE $162.00







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REFERENCES

Alex G. Malloy, Inc. Egyptian Art and Artifacts, Summer 1980. (New York, 1980).

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