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Smithsonian Volterra Hand-Carved Alabaster Pear
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Augment a tablescape or still life with this Smithsonian Volterra Hand-Carved Alabaster Pear, which has been artisan shaped and painted in Volterra, Italy, where alabaster has been quarried and sculpted for millennia. A hand-carved and painted alabaster fig and plum are also available.
This Smithsonian Volterra Hand-Carved Alabaster Pear reminds us of a large collection of alabaster artifacts—including vessels, figurines, and sculptures—curated by our National Museum of Natural History's Department of Anthropology, whose vast and unparalleled collections encompass the world's cultures from prehistory to the present day.

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December 03, 2018
"Hi I ordered 2 of these pears. The color is not as depicted. It’s a dull muddy brown and isn’t at all attractive. The order came quickly with good packaging."