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ζʹ-7. The word “marble” comes from the Greek root word “mármaros” which means crystalline rock or shining stone. Marble is very common in sculpting due to the low amount of refraction, meaning that when light enters the rock, it sinks down a few layers before refracting light back to the eye of the observer. This gives sculptures a dense waxy glow and makes the illusion of the sculptures very life-like.

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