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Vase

Description

Alabaster vase, imperfect, from railway cutting near Grahamston, Falkirk. Second part identified by F. J. Hunter (NMS) is possibly the base of the vessel and material identified by P. Davidson (NMS) as a calcite using the Mohs scale scratch test. The term alabaster can be used for calcites and gypsum but this is harder than gypsum and is therefore likely to be travertine. Source of this material is Mediterranean, such as Italy or Spain.

Museum reference

X.FR 219

Collection

Archaeology

Object name

Vase

Style / Culture

Romano-British

Materials

Alabaster

Physical description

Alabaster; imperfect

Collection place(s)

Grahamston, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, EUROPE

On display

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