White Alabaster artists have employed a technique since ancient times to diminish the translucency of the alabaster and produce an opacity similar to marble. This involves immersing the piece in a bath of water and heating gently. If performed correctly, the alabaster very closely resembles marble, as seen with this Zuni Fox fetish, and can be referred to as Marmo di Castellina. Indeed, Evalena Boone's carving is beautifully patterned and contributes a lively air to the mischievous nature of the Zuni Fox. Dimensions: 1.25'' H x 3'' L x 0.75'' W.