Carrara marble

A fine-grained, white marble quarried since the 2nd century BCE in the Carrara district of the Apuan Alps in Italy. Carrara marble has a crystalline grain that gives it a translucent, sugary appearance. Its colors range from pure white to pale cream.  Also known as Luna marble.

John Singer Sargent. Carrara: Little Quarry. Watercolor over graphite on paper. 1911. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.