White Marble Elephant Statue with colorful mosaic Flowers (8x7x5 cm, 350gms)
Elephant sculpted from white marble. The elephant's trunk is hanging down. It has been made by craftsmen in the royal city of Jaipur, Rajasthan
Marble is a metamorphic rock derived from limestone, composed mostly of calcite. Marble is formed when the limestone is transformed by heat and pressure after being overlain by other materials. Among the commonly available stones, only marble has a slight translucency.
The work begins with the selection of a stone for carving. The artist may carve in the direct way or the sculptor may begin with a clearly defined model to be copied in stone.