Methods of faience manufacture in antiquity: Investigation of colorants and technological processes

Lesley Frame, Donna Bright DeSorda, Yuan Chi Chiang, Pamela B Vandiver

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Abstract

Faience production methods include efflorescence, direct glaze application, and cementation glazing. However, similar processing has been used with a variety of other materials, such as glazed monolithic quartz, ground and re-fired faience, and steatite bodies. Furthermore, faience technology has been linked by similar processing to glass, synthetic pigment and glazing technologies. Here we reinforce these cross-craft relationships by comparing the range of similar functioning chemical elements in faience and glazed artifacts from a variety of archaeological sites that range from the Indus Valley to the Mediterranean. This broad comparative method based primarily on x-ray fluorescence analysis reveals trends in faience production, relationships with metallurgical technologies, and aspects of processing that provide areas of study that may be considered more closely in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Pages43-54
Number of pages12
Volume1319
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2010 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2010Dec 3 2010

Other

Other2010 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/29/1012/3/10

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antiquities
Steatite
Processing
Efflorescence
trend analysis
glazes
production engineering
cementation
talc
Glazes
x ray fluorescence
chemical elements
Quartz
pigments
Pigments
Chemical elements
valleys
artifacts
vehicles
quartz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Frame, L., DeSorda, D. B., Chiang, Y. C., & Vandiver, P. B. (2011). Methods of faience manufacture in antiquity: Investigation of colorants and technological processes. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 1319, pp. 43-54) https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.927

Methods of faience manufacture in antiquity : Investigation of colorants and technological processes. / Frame, Lesley; DeSorda, Donna Bright; Chiang, Yuan Chi; Vandiver, Pamela B.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1319 2011. p. 43-54.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Frame, L, DeSorda, DB, Chiang, YC & Vandiver, PB 2011, Methods of faience manufacture in antiquity: Investigation of colorants and technological processes. in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 1319, pp. 43-54, 2010 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, 11/29/10. https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.927
Frame L, DeSorda DB, Chiang YC, Vandiver PB. Methods of faience manufacture in antiquity: Investigation of colorants and technological processes. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1319. 2011. p. 43-54 https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.927
Frame, Lesley ; DeSorda, Donna Bright ; Chiang, Yuan Chi ; Vandiver, Pamela B. / Methods of faience manufacture in antiquity : Investigation of colorants and technological processes. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1319 2011. pp. 43-54
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