Oriental alabaster

Origin of Oriental alabaster

First recorded in 1750–60

Words Nearby Oriental alabaster

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How to use Oriental alabaster in a sentence

  • The sarcophagus of Oriental alabaster was in place, but empty; the lid had been raised and broken.

  • The shafts of the columns of the temple of Jupiter are of Oriental alabaster of one stone.

  • In the centre of the gallery is a magnificent bath of the finest Oriental alabaster.

    Rambles in Rome | S. Russell Forbes
  • The pavement of this room was of Oriental alabaster, of which fragments remain.

    Walks in Rome | Augustus J.C. Hare
  • The white is generally mother-of-pearl, or marble, veined with a pale grey, and a good deal of Oriental alabaster is used.

    The Shores of the Adriatic | F. Hamilton Jackson