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Alabaster

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Works of Art (27)

Basket and toilet articles, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, early co-reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1473 B.C., Egyptian, Halfa grass and linen cord; Egyptian alabaster, linen, linen cord, ebony; boxwood and cypress (36.3.189,.190,.199)
Bowl, late 8th millennium B.C.; Neolithic period, Syria, Alabaster (calcite) (1985.356.19)
Canopic Jar Lid, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, late reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1340–1336 B.C., Egyptian; From KV55, Valley of the Kings, western Thebes, Egyptian alabaster with glass and stone inlays (30.8.54)
Capital, Abbasid period (750–1258), late 8th century, Syria, probably Raqqa, Alabaster, gypsum, carved (36.68.1)
Charity, mid-16th century, Franco-Flemish, Alabaster (65.110)
Christ on the Road to Calvary, ca. 1440, Follower of the Master of the Lorsch Calvary, German (Middle Rhineland), Alabaster (1996.581)
Cinerary urn, late 4th or early 3rd century B.C., Etruscan, Alabaster (96.9.225a,b)
Cosmetic Jar in the Form of a Cat, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, ca. 1991–1783 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (calcite) with inlaid eyes of rock crystal and copper (1990.59.1)
Eye idol, 3500–3100 B.C.; middle–late Uruk period, Excavated at Tell Brak, northeastern Syria, Alabaster (gypsum) (1988.323.8)
Farnese Table, Italian (Rome), Marble, alabaster, and semi-precious stones (58.57)
Figure of a reclining woman, 2nd century B.C.–2nd century A.D.; Parthian period, Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (86.16.3)
Fragmentary face of King Khafre, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre, ca. 2520–2494 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (26.7.1392)
Head of a man, 3rd–4th century, Southwestern Arabia, Alabaster (gypsum) (1982.317.1)
Human-headed winged lion (lamassu), 883–859 B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II, Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (32.143.2)
Mourner, ca. 1453, Étienne Bobillet (Franco-Netherlandish); Paul de Mosselman (Franco-Netherlandish), French, Alabaster (17.190.386,389)
Relief: king and eunuch attendant, 883–859 B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II, Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum) (32.143.4)
Saint Fiacre, mid-15th century, Made in Nottingham, England, Alabaster (25.120.227)
Saint James the Greater, ca. 1489–1493, Gil de Siloe (Spanish), Spanish; Made in Burgos, Alabaster, gold, polychromy (69.88)
Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1420–1430, German or South Netherlandish, Alabaster (1995.412)
Saint Margaret, ca. 1475, Southern France (Toulouse?), Alabaster with traces of gilding (2000.641)
Shawabti of Siptah, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, reign of Siptah, ca. 1194–1188 B.C., Egyptian, Alabaster (14.6.179)
Sistrum, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti, 2323–2291 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (26.7.1450)
Sphinx of Amenhotep III, possibly from a Model of a Temple, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. 1390–1352 B.C., From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Karnak possibly, Faience, remains of a travertine (Egyptian alabaster) tenon (1972.125)
Standing male figure, late 1st millennium B.C., Southwestern Arabia, Alabaster (gypsum) (1982.317.3)
Standing male worshipper, 2750–2600 B.C.; Early Dynastic period II; Sumerian style, Excavated at Tell Asmar (ancient Eshnunna), central Mesopotamia, Alabaster (gypsum), shell, black limestone (40.156)
Standing woman, 2nd century B.C.–3rd century A.D.; Parthian period, Possibly Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia, Alabaster (86.16.1)
Two Vases in the Shape of a Mother Monkey with Her Young, a) Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Merenre I, ca. 2255–2246 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (30.8.134) (b) Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Pepi I, ca. 2289–2255 B.C., Egyptian, Egyptian alabaster (1992.338)