Marble analysis, 50.1326

Base of a statue with feets in sandals

White marble
Marble origin: Afyon (Turkey)


Mineralogy: calcite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.82 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -3.94 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 1.71 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to brown-grey and dark brown
Cathodoluminescence intensity: strong to weak
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

Stable isotope data fall in a zone where different sources areas (i.e. Paros, Carrara, Hymettus, Afyon, Aphrodisias, Pentelikon) overlap and the data are not conclusive. However, the MGS, the texture and the cathodomicrofacies support Afyon as its origin.


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