Although made of common materials, faience took on the splendor of gold or semiprecious gems and was highly prized by the ancient Egyptians. This is the first publication to analyze fully the significance of faience in ancient Egypt, and to present the most marvelous examples of its creations. More than 150 pieces, drawn from public and private collections around the world are reproduced and described here in detail. 350 illustrations, 150 in color.

Gifts of the Nile: Faience from Ancient Egypt 1998, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780500237540

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