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Clay was used for a myriad of functions in ancient Egypt of which one of the most important was the production of pottery vessels. The manufacture of pottery has a history of over five thousand years in ancient Egypt and this book concentrates on that from the time of the first pharaohs to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Using information drawn from such diverse sources as tomb reliefs and inscriptions as well as the large amount of pottery from pharaonic Egypt that survives today this book examines the technique of pottery maunfacture types of decoration and the function of pottery in that society. About the author Colin Hope graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1973 with a BA in Egyptology with Coptic and was awarded a PhD by the University of London for his study 'The Blue-Painted Pottery of the Eighteenth Dynasty'. He is Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient History Macquarie University Australia and a member of the International Group for the Study of Ancient Egyptian Pottery.
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