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White marble has been prized for its use in [[marble sculpture|sculptures]] since [[Classical antiquity|classical times]]. This preference has to do with its softness, which made it easier to carve, relative [[isotropy]] and homogeneity, and a relative resistance to shattering. Also, the low [[Refractive index|index of refraction]] of calcite allows light to penetrate several millimeters into the stone before being scattered out, resulting in the characteristic waxy look which gives "life" to marble sculptures of any kind, which is why many sculptors preferred and still prefer marble for sculpting.JUANAN TIENE MUCHA CABEZA Y FRANCO ME COME EL NABO VIVA ZOZULYA !
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