Marble analysis, 4715

Female head

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


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.51 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.68 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.23 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-orange and dark brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate to weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Carrara, Marmara, Paros, Hymettus) overlap and the data are not conclusive. However, the MGS, the texture and the color of luminescence support Paros-Choriodaki as the origin of this marble. 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2016)