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Marble analysis, 4750

 

Fragment of a Tarentine relief: Nereid with the shield of Achilles


Limestone  
Limestone origin: Taranto area (Italy)

 

Microfacies: biomicrite 
Bioclasts: skeletal debris

It is realistic, that this sculpture was carved from limestone in the Taranto area. In this area, the substratum comprises limestones that were exploited during the antiquity for sculptures and buildings. 
 

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