Marble

Marble is perhaps the most desired stone for sculpture due to the popularity of white marble in classical sculpture. Marble is of an ideal hardness of carving statuary and statuettes of a reasonable size and detail and the uniformity of white marble is iconic while still retaining and organic texture and colour modulation. As was practised from around the Hellenistic era, marble can be polished to reveal a subtle transparency reminiscent of skin.

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