Marble analysis, 63.5.A

Head of an Eros from a Roman sarcophagus

White marble
Marble origin: Marmara (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 2.21 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.46 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.59 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: blue
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

The isotopic values are situated in the Paros and Marmara fields, two marbles with blue luminescence. The MGS and the texture support Marmara as the origin of this marble.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1999, 2016)