Marble analysis, 4999

Portrait of Hermarchos

White marble 
Marble origin: Pentelikon (Greece)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.93 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -6.23 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.42 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to brown-orange and brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak to strong depending of the place (aspect of cooling embers)
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

The stable isotope data, the MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies support Afyon or Pentelikon as the origin of this marble. However, the cathodoluminescence pattern is closer to that of Pentelikon marble than to that of Afyon marble.

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