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Marble analysis, 65.93.A

Female head

 

White marble
Marble origin: Paros (Paros-Marathi) (Greece)

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.51 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.32 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 3.46 ‰
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. It seems most probable that this statue was carved from a marble of Paros-Marathi.
 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1999, 2017)