Marble analysis, 4762

Head of a youth

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


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 2.45 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -0.96
δ13CV-PDB: 3.24
Cathodoluminescence color: brown-pink and brown-purple
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

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

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2016)