The screen was innovatory in its use of classical architectural forms, their realization in black marble and white alabaster , and in the profusion of Italianate figure sculpture and reliefs.
A stupendous column of white alabaster , it shone as brilliantly as the hot Egyptian sun.
The alabaster wall tomb that Chanterene created for the Archbishop of Évora is his most classical work, with a simplified architectural setting and the elimination of ornate decoration.
Make your way past the alabaster nudes and sepia prints of West in better days; step over the polar bear shagpile rug, and into the salmon-pink inner sanctum of her boudoir, and what would you find?
They are supplied with marble slabs of African alabaster that were probably excavated from one of the many ancient sites in and around Rome.
The pillars roared upward like towering giants made of white alabaster .
Some were crumbling, others were erect in immaculate alabaster .
He looked down at his own pale alabaster hands, linking them and stretching out his arms over the top of his open ring-binder.
The grass was too emerald and willing to ignore the wind, and Everard reached behind himself for comfort, smoothing one of his small alabaster hands down the rough bark of the large plum tree.
I headed for the white alabaster vase and shoved the lilac stems down its throat.