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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, Beaded Horus Falcon and Kebhsenuf Funerary Ornaments, Ptolemaic Period, 304 - 30 B.C.

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From the collection of Alex G. Malloy, former dealer in antiquities for 40 years.

These beaded Horus Falcon and Kebhsenuf funerary ornaments were likely placed on the chest of a mummy sheathed in strands of blue faience beads.
AZ33396. Colorful beaded funerary ornament; Alex G. Malloy, Ancient Art and Antiquities, Summer 1977, 17, intact with original strings, Superb, 7 ľ" Horus Falcon with crowned head and spread wings, with pairs of 3 Ĺ" Kebhsenuf, brightly colored turquoise blue, maroon, white yellow, and black beads faience beads; $1800.00 (Ä1602.00)


Egyptian, Faience Amphoriskos, Ptolemaic to Early Roman, 3rd Century B.C. - 1st Century A.D.

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AB31020. Faience amphoriskos; height 10.8 cm (3 3/4"), white with traces of green glaze, ornamented with inscribed bands and crescents, two small loop handles, Choice, complete and intact, SOLD


Egypt, bead necklace, 716 - 30 B.C.

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Egypt, bead necklace, 716 - 30 B.C., c. 22 inches, made from multi-colored faience beads, a single brown and white core-glass bead at the bottom.
AA22482. Egypt, bead necklace, 716 - 30 B.C.; the core-glass bead with a small chip; SOLD







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