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Antique Egyptian Faience Funerary Box with Hieroglyphics (c. 664-332 B.C.)

Antique Egyptian Faience Funerary Box with Hieroglyphics (c. 664-332 B.C.)

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This beautiful Ancient Egyptian faience-blue funerary trinket box is in superb condition for its age, with only minor chipping along the edges of the piece. The box would have been used either as a repository of treasured items meant to accompany a loved one in death, or to store items from a passed loved one in the home of the living as a remembrance.

Egyptian faience is a sintered-quartz ceramic material developed by the Ancient Egyptians. The sintering process covered the objects with a vitreous coating as the quartz underwent vitrification, creating a semi-lustrous sheen of various colors generally in transparent to semi-opaque blue or green tones. The most common way to shape faience was with clay molds, evidenced by the multitude of faience molds found in the archaeological record.

This Ancient Egyptian Funerary Box has been dated to between the Late Period to Alexander’s Conquest (c.664-332 B.C.) by Mr. Matthew Wicks of Ancient Hands LTD, and accompanied by a digitally signed PDF copy of its “Provenance & Ownership” document. 

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