A multi-purpose piece that adds a touch of class! The eye-catching octagon surface is made of white marble and sits on a base crafted from antiqued iron. Marble’s use in architecture, art, and design can be traced back many thousands of years to early Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. Athens’ Parthenon, Rome’s Pantheon, Agra's Taj Mahal, London’s Marble Arch and Michelangelo’s masterpiece ''David'' are just a few of the historic instances where marble has been used. This item is hand-carved and hand-finished.