Its softness enables it to be carved readily into elaborate forms making it a popular material for carved sculpture. It is also often used for ornamental stonework, though its solubility in water makes it unsuitable for outdoor work.
Alabaster is a soft white or translucent stone, it is a fine-grained marble-like variety of gypsum
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