Fossilised wood and scagliola table top.
Specimen mineral and scagliola table top.
Scagliola (from the Italian scaglia meaning chips) is the technique for giving architectural elements the finish of marble. Pigmented plaster, ground alabaster or gypsum, is modified with animal glue and applied to moulds or surfaces to mimic natural stone or marble.
As in the two examples above, it has been used to bind smaller natural inclusions into larger, uaseable, surfaces.
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