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The commonest Early introduced by the newcomers in an unpainted monochrome body thrown on a fast wheel and fired in a reducing kiln to a uniform gray colour that penetrates the biscuit; the surface is then highly polished and feels soapy to the touch.
The shapes are all strongly ridged (carinated) and probably derive from metalwork.
Some shapes, like the stirrup-vase, were imported for their contents of oil and unguents; others, such as the tall stemmed goblets, were prized for the excellence of their form.
Yet, in spite of their high technical standards, the decoration shows a lack of invention.
A well-known fragment from Nimrūd in the British Museum belongs to about 890 extremely large friezes, one of them about 11 yards (10 metres) long, were being erected at Susa.As early as the 1st dynasty, figures, vases, and tiles of this material were covered with a fired glaze that was coloured turquoise and green with copper oxide.Later, the colouring materials common to the Egyptian glassmaker, including cobalt and manganese, were added..The presence of lead in the blue glazes derived from copper suggests that the lead may have been added deliberately as a flux, and that this glazing technique, like that of tin-glazing, subsequently was forgotten—to be recovered only at a much later date.), and a hard-fired ware of good quality was attained.The earliest forms of decoration were geometrical or stylized animal or scenic motifs painted in white slip on a red body.