This term has never been very determinate and is applied to different species of snow-colored stones. In churches we frequently find the effigies of ecclesiastics cut out of blocks of alabaster.
Related term(s): Ecclesiastic
Category: Buildings, Goods, and Materials
Source information: Britton, John, F.S.A. A Dictionary of the Architecture and Archaeology of the Middle Ages. J. Le Keux, illus. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster Row; and the Author, Burton Street, 1838. 11.