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The Museum of Curiosity: Gallery
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Previous Image From around the 14th century, the midlands of England, especially Nottingham, were home to a great number of alabaster quarries. Local artists created religious scenes from the material, which were extremely popular until the puritans under Oliver Cromwell smashed every alabaster they could lay their hands on. Many examples were shipped off to Europe; and in the early 20th century a wealthy U.S. expatriate, Dr. Walter Leo Hildburgh took it on himself to collect these works of art. His alabasters now stand in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photograph copyright of theparadigmshifter on Flickr. Next Image
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