The use of marble dates back thousands of years to ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. Capable of bearing immense weight, marble was ideally suited for monolithic columns and supporting structures in public, private, and religious buildings. From the richly colored red floor of the Basilica of Saint Paul in Rome to the walls of the Palace of Versailles, to the elaborately designed nave of England's Salisbury Cathedral, marble has been used in some of the world's most awe-inspiring buildings.
Although the word "marble" originates from the Greek, marmaros, meaning "a snow white and spotless stone," marble can be found in a rainbow of colors. And because no other stone offers the opportunity for refinement quite like marble, it has been the medium of choice for some of the world's greatest sculptors. The most famous, Michelangelo, carved David from a single block of marble.
The minerals that result from impurities give marble a wide variety of colors.
* The purest calcite marble is white.
* Marble containing hematite has a reddish color.
* Marble that has limonite is yellow, and
* Marble with serpentine is green.
Extremely pure calcite marble is used for most statues. This kind of marble is translucent--that is, light penetrates a short distance below the surface of the marble before it is reflected.
At HC MARBLE SCULPTURE, we use only the finest quality Hand Carved Marble. Our stone quarries are located all over Europe and Asia. The various types of marble we use in our selection of Hand Carved Statues and More ….
is second to none.