The supply of alabaster in Northern and Mediterranean Europe in the Later Middle Ages

Woods, Kim (2010). The supply of alabaster in Northern and Mediterranean Europe in the Later Middle Ages. In: Kirby, Jo; Nash, Susie and Cannon, Joanna eds. Trade in Artists' Materials: Markets and Commerce in Europe to 1700. London, UK: Archeype Publications, pp. 86–93.

Abstract

This article explores documentary sources that elucidate the supply of alabaster used for sculpture in Northern and Mediterranean Europe primarily during the 15th century. Quarries are identified in several different European countries, and the property and problems of the alabaster they yielded are considered.

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