Technical aspects of faience from Hierakonpolis, Egypt -a preliminary report

Marina Panagiotaki, Elizabeth Walters, Yannis Maniatis, Anna Tsoupra

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The 'Temple-Town Hierakonpolis Project' excavations, directed by Prof. Elizabeth Walters, have brought to light a diversity of faience artifacts (human and animal figurines, inlays and beads) that come from well-stratified deposits, dating to the late Predynastic-Early Dynastic period (c. 3200-3100 BCE). The importance of this faience lies in the fact that it is among the earliest well-dated faience items produced in Egypt. This paper presents evidence of production methods for these early faience items from Hierakonpolis, based on macroscopic as well as microscopic examination (scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive x-ray analysis systems).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationXI International Congress of Egyptologists
Subtitle of host publicationFlorence Egyptian Museum
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781784916015
ISBN (Print)9781784916008
StatePublished - Dec 31 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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