Alabaster or gypsum rubble is a type of gypsum that has a wide range of uses for humans and for this reason has been known to humans for thousands of years. The name of this stone is taken from the city of its origin, the city of Alabaster in Egypt, and for this reason it is known as Alabaster. In addition to architectural and artistic applications, this stone has therapeutic and energy therapeutic applications. Alabaster stone is one of the series of stones used in the construction of sculptures and has many other uses.
In the following, we will get to know more about this amazing stone.
Estimating Alabaster stone
Alabaster is found in countries such as Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States, Britain, Egypt, and Iran. The color of this stone is mostly white, but in some cases it has been observed that it tends to other colors as well. Alabaster is a very soft stone. The softness of this stone has made it easy to carve in attractive designs and designs. For this reason, artists consider this stone as a suitable raw material to implement their ideas on it. Among the historical monuments of these countries, especially Greece and Egypt, there are many monuments and sculptures made of this stone, which is due to the softness of this type of stone. Alabaster stone carvings are found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, indicating the importance of this stone.
Features of Alabaster Stone
Alabaster is a fine-grained mass of gypsum that is dense, sticky, colorless, or white, although it may be desirable in other colors. Alabaster is a transparent stone with various veins. It is composed of calcium sulfate and is also resistant to acid. Alabaster are also used to make slabs and tombstones.
Alabaster stone can be combined with other stones such as satin, spar and selenite and used for artistic and decorative works. But because their hardness decreases, their use is limited.
It should be noted that alabaster is also known as white ‘rokham’ in some parts of Iran.
Alabaster stone has been an important raw material for making dishes and various decorative works in many regions of the eastern half of Iran since ancient times. In some parts of the country, the use of alabaster to make utensils had become a cultural feature of the region. There are also miniature columns made of this stone from the burnt city and Turangtepe, which archaeologists believe may have been a chronological basis for these sites in the past. Alabaster was used in ancient civilizations, and large statues of winged cows belonging to Assyrian civilization, now in the Museum of London, are made of alabaster stone.
In the middle of England, especially in Nottingham, alabaster sculptures of various shapes have been found engraved by masters of the 14th and 15th centuries. These gypsum handicrafts later became popular and were mass-produced throughout Europe. Alabaster has also been used in some tombs, church maps and other historic buildings.
Many people believe that rocks have energy healing properties and can collect different energies around them. Alabaster is believed to be no exception.
Properties such as generosity, greater ability to meditate, mental clarity, anger management, anxiety reduction and creativity enhancer.
Generosity: This stone can help clear away long-term grudges.
Greater ability to meditate: Alabaster is a great stone for creating a distance between the human body and the soul.
Mental clarity: Gives mental clarity, and eliminates any mental anguish.
Anger Control: Helps you counteract any outbursts of anger.
Reduce Anxiety: Helps to alleviate anxiety symptoms.
Creativity Booster: This stone is designed for this artist to help spark creativity.