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Marble analysis, 4722

Fragment of a Female Head (the Budapest–Ince Bundell-Head)


White marble
Marble origin: unknown 

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.34 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -5.79 ‰  -5.84 ‰    
δ13CV-PDB: -0.28 ‰  -0.34 ‰     
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-pink
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

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)