Serravezza marble

DEFINITION

White marble from centry Italy, it comes from quarries near Pietra Santa where the Serra and Vezza Rivers converge. American sculptor Hiram Powers found this marble, having searched for material that was more pure than the tradionally used Carrara marble.Serravezz marble is fine grained and resembles porcelain that in turn resembles the look that Powers sought of pure white, smoothe human flesh.Credit:Donald Martin Reynolds, "Masters of American Sculpture"

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