A marble column is a column which is made out of a non metaphoric kind of rock. The word marble derives from the Greek language and means shining stone.
This kind of stone is in different colours available. The most popular kind is the white marble.
Other colours are beige or black. Colours like green and red are also available. The black marble was named “Nero antico” in ancient times.
Nowadays and also in past times marble was exhausted with the help of water, stacks and cotters made out of wood.
The use or marble has a long tradition and was favoured through all periods of mankind except during the medieval times, when marble was extremely expensive.
But the beginning of Renaissance and Classicism advanced the use or marble again.
Marble columns were first used in architecture in the ancient world for decorating buildings and for the basements of buildings. This use outlasted till today. Marble columns are still used in the same way today. But other options for using this strong and resistant rock developed during the past times. Nowadays marble column is also used as a decoration element for the inside and the outside and as amendment for beautiful sculptures.