Marble analysis, 4794

Marble torso of Dionysos

White marble
Marble origin: Paros (Paros-Choriodaki) (Greece)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.35 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.39 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.56 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-pink and brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Carrara, Hymettus, Paros, Marmara, Aphrodisias, Naxos, Afyon, Göktepe) overlap and the data are inconclusive. However, the MGS, the texture and the brown color of luminescence support Paros-Choriodaki as the origin of this marble.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1997, 2016)