Beautifully carved Faience-style Egyptian scarab beetle.
Egyptian Faience is a glazed non-clay ceramic material.
It is composed mainly of quartz with amounts of lime
and natron or plant ash. The body is coated with soda-lime
silica glaze. Adding different metals and their oxides
causes the appearance of different colour. Faience
was used not as an inexpensive substitute for costly
materials, but for its association with light and