Disc of blue frit

Made:
c. 1370 BCE in Amarna
maker:
Unknown

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Disc of blue frit, from Tel el Amarna, Upper Egypt, c. 1500 BC

Disc of blue frit, from Tel el Amarna, Upper Egypt, c. 1370 BC. Frit is a granular material produced by pre-heating the the raw ingredients of glass in a furnace or kiln to about 850C. In ancient times when furnaces could only achieve temperatures of about 1000C, glass was frequently made from frit alone.

Details

Category:
Glass Technology
Object Number:
1929-659
type:
frits
credit:
Egypt Exploration Society