Marble analysis, 2006.8.A

Relief of a riding hero

White marble
Marble origin: Thasos or Paros (Paros-Choriodaki) (Greece) or Marmara (Turkey)?


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.90 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -0.18 ‰  -0.27 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.97 ‰  3.97 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: purple
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

The isotopic signature is situated in the field of Thasos and Marmara marbles. The MGS and the color of luminescence match those of Paros. 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2019)