A white, medium-grain marble composed of greater than 90% calcium magnesium carbonate (see dolomite). Dolomitic marbles were quarried in Cape Vathy on Thasos from antiquity to about the 5th century CE.
Synonyms and Related Terms
snowflake marble; magnesian marble; mármore dolomítico (Port.); marbre dolomitique (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Submitted information Comment: José Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009.
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
- Janet Burnett Grossman, Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2003