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Marble analysis, 8419

Head of a wreathed Dionysos


White marble
Marble origin: unknown

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.23 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -5.41 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 0.24 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-orange and brown-pink
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

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 (1997, 2016)