Provenance of marble sculptures from the National Museum of Carthage (Tunisia)

Nejia Laridhi Ouazaa, Lluís Casas, Aureli Álvarez, Boutheina Fouzai, Marta Moreno-Vide, Laurence Vidal, Roudosli Sihem, Corinne Sonzogni, Daniel Borschneck

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Abstract

The results of a combined minero-petrographic and isotopic study carried out on representative marble sculptures from the Museum of Carthage are presented. Pentelikon source has been identified for nine of the analyzed items, Carrara and Prokonnesos sources have been also identified for three and one items respectively, confirming in some cases previously-made hypothesis. Local Chemtou and Djebel Ichkeul stones present very different petrographic fabrics compared with the most recurrent marbles. The undertaken approach adds value to the descriptions of the studied artifacts and could be extended to other art pieces of this and other museums. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1602-1610
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Archaeometry
  • Carthage
  • Petrography
  • Provenance
  • Stable isotopes
  • White marbles

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