Angels Reading Bookends Marble Pair of statues. The Reading Angel Sculptures figurines are composed of alabaster dust mixed with a durable binding compound, each detail is finished with care by the artisans of Italy's Egregia Workshop. Mounted on a solid alabaster base. These are highly detailed and were created by A. Giannelli in Volterra, city in the heart of Italy's alabaster district. His work and sculpting skills is in the tradition of the great Italian Masters.