Egyptian green glazed faience bead, with single central perforation forming a central hole. Much loss to glaze on the large circular face.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
747 BCE-332 BCE
Egyptian faience is a ceramic material with a siliceous body and brightly coloured glaze.
Faience (composed of quartz, alkaline salts [natron or plant ash], lime, and metallic mineral-based colorant)
Glaze (formed by alkali and lime reacting with silica to form the glaze)
History and use
Faience, a white ceramic material mostly composed of crush quartz, was known from Predynastic times and widely used thereafter.