Faience Shabti Figure Late Period 9,3 cm

Faience Shabti Figure Late Period 9,3 cm

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Prehistorical: Item # 1455597

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664 - 525 BC.

The material used for the creation of this ushabti is faience, composed of fine sand cemented with sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate extracted from natron. Fired at 950 degrees C, the mixture gives an enamel-like finish with the carbonates forming a vitreous surface. It was a simple procedure and therefore not costly. The green and blue tones were achieved by the addition of a few grams of copper oxide extracted from malachite or azurite. The red tones were achieved with iron oxide, the intense blues with cobalt, the black by mixing iron oxide and magnesium oxide with water. All that was needed was to paint the chosen details in the selected colour with a brush before the firing.

Provenance: Old German collection befor 1983.

Condition: look at pictures.

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