The Marbles - Area 14 - Breccia dorata, verde antico, fior di pesco, breccia di Sciro, serpentina moschinata, marmo bigio

Panel 109 - Location

On display here are some rare and valuable marbles from Italy, Greece and Egypt: a block of breccia dorata from Montagnola Senese, two large blocks of breccia di Sciro, from the island of Skyros, and a column shaft in fior di pesco from Eretria, on Euboea.

Panel 109 - Figure 1Sample of breccia dorata marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 109 - Figure 2Sample of verde antico marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 109 - Figure 3Sample of fior di pesco marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 109 - Figure 4Sample of breccia di Sciro marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 109 - Figure 5Sample of serpentina moschinata marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)

The large slab of verde antico from Thessaly and that of serpentina moschinata from Wadi Attalah in Egypt are discards from sawing marble slabs whilst the roughly carved column shaft in marmo bigio from Lesbos with incised rings testifies to an intermediate stage of the working process.

Panel 109 - Figure 6Ostia, Domus di Via della Caupona. Roundel in serpentina moschinata marble in the late floor of the small inner room
(Bruno M. 2000)
Panel 109 - Figure 7Recording of the marble workshop with a saw for cutting the stones in the foreground, from Isola Sacra
(Castellani S. 2002)

Panel 109 - Figure 8Reconstruction of the hydraulic saw for cutting marbles in the marble cutters workshop in the terrace houses at Ephesus
(Mangartz 2007)

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