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Marble analysis, 4840

Krater with relief (Abraham sacrifying Isaac)


White marble
Marble origin: unknown

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: homeoblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.23 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.52 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.78 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: dark violet, violet and light brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

It is impossible to determine the origin of the marble used for this sculpture as no comparable reference material exists in our data bank.


D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2005, 2017)