Marble analysis, 50.397

Sculpture fragment: phallos

White marble
Place of origin: Paros (Paros-Choriodaki) (Greece) or Marmara (Turkey)?


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 1.63 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -1.72 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.98 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: blue and dark blue 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak 
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

The isotopic values are situated in the Paros and Marmara fields, two marbles with blue luminescence. It seems most probable that this statue was carved from a marble of Paros-Choriodaki, but we do not exclude an origin of Marmara.


D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1998, 2017)