Lexikon

Marble analysis, 87.12.A

Daunian funerary statue

Limestone
Limestone origin: Puglia (Italy)

 

Microfacies: biomicrite
Bioclasts: foraminifera and shell fragments

When the artefact was made in the country of its discovery locality, the importation of this limestone is not realistically as the subsoil of the Puglia region contains such rocks. Numerous ancient quarries are konwn specially along the coastline of Puglia.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (1997, 2016)