Lexikon

Marble analysis, 4805

Male portrait


White marble 
Marble origin: Marmara (Turkey)

 

Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 2.42 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.54 ‰  -3.93 ‰ -3.77 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.20 ‰  2.79 ‰  2.86 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: dark blue and purple
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak 
Cathodoluminescence distribution: homogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different source areas (i.e. Paros, Thasos, Marmara, Carrara, Hymettus, Göktepe, Aphrodisias, Afyon, Naxos, Pentelikon) overlap and the data are inconclusive. The color of luminescence, the texture and the MGS are in accordance with Marmara as the marble origin.
 

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2019)