Eleusinian marble

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Description

A fine-grain, black marble quarried in the eastern part of Greece near Attica since ancient times. Eleusinian marble was used for friezes and interior decoration.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Luciana and Tiziano Mannoni, Marble: the history of a culture, Facts on File Publications