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Marble analysis, 50.107

 

Fragment of an etruscan urn: warrior


Gypsum
Place of origin: Tuscany (Italy)

 

The provenance of the gypsum of this artefact is local. This rock was extracted from the subsoil of the province of Pisa. The Miocene gypsum of the areas of Volterra and Castellina Marittima are particularly famous and were worked by the Etruscans as early as the 8th century BC.


D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998)