Marble analysis, 77.66.A

Statuette of Aphrodite

White marble
Marble origin: unknown


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.86 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.58 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.11 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: pink and mauve
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

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, 2017)