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ALABASTER SCULPTURE - Watchet, Somerset

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ALABASTER SCULPTURE

Unique polished artwork

Late Triassic (200 million years old)

Watchet, Somerset 

​​​​​​​A unique freeform artwork by a British artist using natural alabaster from the cliffs at Watchet.

The cliffs at Watchet and Blue Anchor Bay, near Minehead on the north Somerset coast contain attractive nodular masses of alabaster (a very fine-grained variety of gypsum) which was deposited by the evaporation of saline lakes in the late Triassic period.

Alabaster is very soft, translucent, is easily carved and prized by sculptors. In the 17th century Somerset alabaster was used as a substitute for marble and it is still used today by local artists to create unique carvings.
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Size: 25 x 12 x 8 centimetres
Weight: 2 kilograms

PRICE: £59.00
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ALABASTER SCULPTURE  -  Watchet, Somerset
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