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Egyptian Faience

faience figures
Four Egyptian faience figures
From left to right:
shawabti
Dynasty 27–29, ca. 525–380 B.C.E.
(71.22)
standing Horus
New Kingdom, 1567–1087 B.C.E.
(58.15.6)
shawabti
Late period, Dynasty 21-22, ca. 1069–715 B.C.E.
(71.21)
shawabti of a man named Zedher
Late period, Dynasty 33, ca. 380–343 B.C.E.
(X-5)

A small exhibit highlighted Egyptian faience, a colorful composite of quartz and copper oxides made in the ancient world. Drawn mainly from the permanent collection, the exhibit included shawabtis, amulets, scarabs, and jewelry.

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