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Faience in Roman Egypt (30 BC-642 AD)

At the beginning of the Roman Period the faience workshops changed from very fine to a rough material. Some forms of vessels copy western Samian ware. The glazing is often very thick and strong. Relief decoration is frequently found.

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see the faience workshop excavated at Memphis

There is only a limited production of Egyptian style amulets. A group of such objects found at Denderah is dateable to the first century AD.

further reading:

Nenna/Seif El-Din 2000

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