Egyptian Faience: The First Mass Produced Objects of the Ancient World, the Composition of the Shabti, the Purpose of Egyptian Faience, the Recipe for Egyptian Faience, the Curing Process for Egyptian Faience, Various Periods of the Ancient Egyptian Empire, and Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra’s Suicide

The first mass produced piece of artwork were the ancient Egyptians shabtis which were essentially miniature mummies which the ancient Egyptians believed had magical powers and therefore buried them with their dead. Shabtis were made out of Egyptian faience which is a type of glass ceramic material made from sand. Egyptian faience is referred to as such in order to distinguish it from faience, which is a tin glazed pottery associated with Faenza in northern Italy. The idea of the Egyptian faienc...

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