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Marble analysis, 50.401

Head-fragment of a votive relief with a hunting rider with modern inscription


White marble
Place of origin: unknown

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic 
Maximum grain size (MGS): 2.80 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -10.38 ‰        
δ13CV-PDB: 1.53 ‰       
Cathodoluminescence color: light brown and brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate
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 (1998, 2016)