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    Faience bowl, Dynasty XIX, New Kingdom, Egypt; British Museum, London, U.K. Glaze is in particularly good condition. The ancient Egyptians called faience "tjehenet," which would translate as "dazzling." It was made from the earliest recorded history of Egypt. Faience was painted bright blue. It was ceramic, made of crushed quartz plus lime and ash. Tis bowl was created under King Seti I for his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

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