Alabaster Vase

$995.00

Alabaster is a fine-grained, massive, translucent variety of gypsum, a hydrous calcium sulphate. It is pure white, milky white, or streaked with reddish brown. Like all other forms of gypsum, alabaster forms by the evaporation of bedded deposits that are precipitated mainly from evaporating seawater. Because of its softness, alabaster is often carved for statuary and other decorative purposes.

Description

Alabaster is a fine-grained, massive, translucent variety of gypsum, a hydrous calcium sulphate. It is pure white, milky white, or streaked with reddish brown. Like all other forms of gypsum, alabaster forms by the evaporation of bedded deposits that are precipitated mainly from evaporating seawater. Because of its softness, alabaster is often carved for statuary and other decorative purposes.

Additional information

Origin

Egypt

Date

26th Dynasty – 700 B.C.

Dimensions

5" x 1" x 1" With Stand 5.75" x 1.75" x 1.75"


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