Marble analysis, 4816

Fragment of a sandalled left foot

White marble
Marble origin: Paros-Marathi (Greece) or Ephesos (Turkey)?

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.40 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.13 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 4.49 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: blue-purple
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone were  the Paros-Marathi and Ephesos marbles overlap. The MGS, texture and cathodomicrofacies are inconclusive.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2005, 2016)