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Marble analysis, 4740

Portrait of Alexander the Great

White marble
Marble origin: Pentelikon (Greece)

 

Mineralogy: calcite and dolomite
Texture: heteroblastic
Maximum grain size (MGS): 0.58 mm
δ18OV-PDB: -9.39 ‰
δ13CV-PDB: 2.88 ‰
Cathodoluminescence color: yellow to orange-brown, 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 (1998, 2016)