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Marble analysis, 5885

Head of a woman


White marble
Marble origin: unknown 

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: homeoblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.12 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.60 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.64 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-red and pink
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

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 (1998, 2017)