Essays Tagged: "Kiln"

The Shield of Achilles. From the Illiad.

Achilles' shield. He begins with twenty hot bellows and fires bronze, tin, gold, and silver in his kiln. He then proceeds to hammer the metals upon his anvil to create a massive shield for Achilles t ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The archaeological importance of the study of pottery

that it was fired in a heat in excess of 900 degrees Celsius which is only possible in an enclosed kiln. the process of firing pottery in an enclosed kiln produces complete oxidisation of the clay an ... ficient time or heat in firing, this is generally the result of a piece of pottery fired in an open kiln. It is also possible to apply more scientific methods to establish details of a piece of potter ...

(7 pages) 71 0 4.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

A poem written under the title 'matter'

f sun.Cockles and muscles hauled along by bony ankles,Swaying anchor at the bottom of the deep blue kiln.Hesitating scent of serenity strewn across a lingering perfection.Untouched by desolate hands, ...

(1 pages) 82 3 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Hieroglyphics: A Permanent Mark In History

of pictographic symbols were carved into soft clay tablets and allowed to harden in the sun or fire kiln. The symbols represented rudimentary concrete objects, as well as concepts. Thus, a hand might ...

(3 pages) 88 0 5.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Book Review : Girl with the Pearl Earring

's new painting to her blind father.Griet's father was originally a tile painter until "one day the kiln exploded, taking his eyes and his trade" (7). Because of this, Griet had to start working for t ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Brick Making

n in use for some time, it was discovered that a brick subjected to fire in a closed area such as a kiln, or oven, for a definite period of time became very hard and highly fire resistant. The fired b ... es were commonly red, yellow, green or a combination of these colors. When subjected to heat in the kiln, the color hardened and possessed a glass-like finish. Some of these glazed brick, recovered fr ...

(14 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology