stone, especially marble, is the most common material to realize sculpture. There are part of buildings, churches, oriental temples. Many decoration are basso-relievo: the relief figure extends from the background. There is also strange woman half hidden inside the grass. Since marble is a very strong stone it is not easy to sculpture it: the artist usually starts his work from a large block of marble. In Italy there are famous marble cave in Carrara, in northern Tuscany.
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