The Marbles - Area 15 - Various marbles

Panel 110 - Location

The five blocks of stepped parallelepiped shape are of eastern origin: some can be identified as less prized variants of the more famous pavonazzetto marble, whilst others come from a quarry at Aphrodisias in Caria, where a marble of a type similar to the former was extracted.

Panel 104 - Figure 2Sample of pavonazzetto marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)
Panel 104 - Figure 1Sample of pavonazzetto marble from the Podesti Collection
(Pensabene P., Bruno M. 1998)

Three blocks, two parallelepiped and one unshaped of large size, are in Luni marble and bear modern inscriptions relating to extraction activities carried out in the 19th century for the Papal States.

These blocks were recovered in the Fossa Traiana, together with others with similar inscriptions, now in the Museo delle Navi at Fiumicino.

Panel 110 - Figure 3Carrara. View of the district of Miseglia with the Fantiscritti quarries at the top
(Bruno M. 2006)

Panel 110 - Figure 4Carrara, transport in 1928 of the large monolithic block destined for the Foro Italico obelisk from the Carbonera quarry in the Miseglia district
(Archivio A. Pintonello, Roma)

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