Marble analysis, 51.663

Marble head of Dionysos

White marble
Marble origin: unknown


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: homeoblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): < 0.04 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -4.8 ‰    
δ13CV-PDB: 0.10 ‰    
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-orange and dark brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: intermediate
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

It is impossible to determine the origin of this mylonite marble used for this sculpture as no comparable reference material exists in our data bank.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1999, 2018)