Marble analysis, 4724

Fragment of a hero’s face from a relief

White marble
Marble origin: Pentelikon (Greece)


Mineralogy: calcite and dolomite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.58 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -5.52 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.61 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to orange, dark brown and red 
Cathodoluminescence intensity: weak to strong depending of the place (aspect of cooling embers)
Cathodoluminescence distribution: heterogeneous

All data are in accordance with Pentelikon as the marble origin.

D. Decrouez & K. Ramseyer (2001, 2016)