Mastered since prehistory, stone has always been a medium for sculpture as well as tools and furniture. In the Ancient Greece, they used stone and marble to duplicate bronze sculptures. During the middle ages, Roman and Gothic styles used mainly wood and stone, the latter for recumbent statues and other religious figures. During Renaissance, marble became the prime material for the sculptor’s works, like Michelangelo and his Pieta in 1498. Profane carving increases after the 16th century. White marble or “Carrare” marble is the most well known variety but there are also veined marble, used for instance in certain children busts available at Paul Bert Serpette. Marble can be used for everyday objects like Louis XIV’s era washbasins or works of art like Achiam’s “Belly dancing”, Meunier’s Cacatoès in 1930 or Boileau’s sculptures.