The Onyx Marbles: Their Origin, Composition, and Uses, Both Ancient and Modern (Classic Reprint)


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Excerpt from The Onyx Marbles: Their Origin, Composition, and Uses, Both Ancient and Modern

Again, this stone is called 'alabastrites' by some, and is hollowed out into vessels for holding unguents, it having the reputation of pre serving them from corruption better than anything else. In a calcined state it is a good ingredient for plasters. That which is of a honey color is the most esteemed, covered with spots curling in whirls and not transparent. Alabastrite is considered defective when it is of a white or horn color, or approaching to glass in appearance.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - George P. Merrill


Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780267768943

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm

Page Count - 87

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