faience

noun
fa·ience | \ fā-ˈän(t)s , fī- , -ˈäⁿs \
variants: or faïence

Definition of faience 

: earthenware decorated with opaque colored glazes

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The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. Fox News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 10 June 2018 The royal figurine is made of faience, a glass-like material that was popular in jewelry and small human and animal figurines in ancient Egypt and the Near East. NBC News, "Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of faience

1714, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faience

French, from Faenza, Italy

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