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Marble analysis, 4788

South Italian relief with battle scene


Limestone 
Limestone origin: Lecce area (Italy)

 

Microfacies: biomicrite
Bioclasts: planctonic foraminifera

It is realistically that this sculpture was carved from a limestone of the Lecce area, most probably the Lecce stone (Pietra di Lecce) used since Antiquity. This Pietra di Lecce is a Miocene biocalcarenite with planktonic foraminifera as the rock of the sculpture.
 

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