Could you tell me how faience was made?
Faience is a man-made mixture of "ground quartz or quartz-sand held together by and alkaline binder. The bright and shiny surface
seen on this figurine is a result of glazing. The glaze was made of a form of powdered glass mixed with a liquid and applied either with a brush or by dipping the entire figurine.
It gets it's blue color from copper that is mixed into or applied to the surface of the quartz body before firing.
How common is the image of a blue lotus in Egyptian Art? (I see one example in this museum).
Very common.The lotus is a symbol of birth and rebirth on which the Creator solar deity first appeared in the Nun, the formless ocean within which the universe was created.
Got it, thank you.