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Friedman, Florence Dunn (ed.).
Gifts of the Nile. Ancient Egyptian Faience.

Thames & Hudson: 1998.

"This catalog, from the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design's international traveling exhibition, is an in-depth study of ancient Egyptian faience-figures, jewelry, and objects made from a non-clay ceramic material with a bright blue or polychrome glazed surface. More than 200 pieces spanning 3,000 years are displayed here in 224 color plates, with an additional 250 black and white photos and drawings, depicting a variety of small domestic items: lidded jars and pots a portable, partitioned inkwell with a rotating top a royal cosmetic jar inlay tiles goblets scarabs and amulets. Illustrated essays explore the meaning of faience within Egyptian culture, discussing its uses, symbolism, and technology."

Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. Published at $75.00.

Inventory #: 95046
Price: $ 40.00      



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