Hand-carved Egyptian alabaster vase. 8" diameter x 16" H. Techniques to carve this vase have been used by Egyptians for thousands of years. Alabaster's beauty comes from its translucent nature which allows light to penetrate and reveal its warm natural coloring and veining. This can be enhanced by placing a light source within.
See also: Thomas Sargent Majolica Palissy Vase