Alabaster is a mineral or rock that is often used for sculpture as it is soft enough to carve. The word stems from the ancient Egyptian goddess Bast and refers to sculptures of this goddess who was typically depicted as a lioness. Artists and architects use the word alabaster to refer to two distinct minerals: calcite and fine-grained gypsum. High grade alabaster is snow white with a fine grain. Alabaster often contains imperfections such as deposits of iron oxide. It is also very reactive to weather and atmospheric conditions such that its color changes with age. The following colors are based on the various colors of alabaster with a few related colors.
Light Green Alabaster