Giallo antico marble

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Description

A fine-grain, pale to dark yellow-color marble quarried in the hills near Simitthus (modern Chemtou) in Tunisia since the second century BCE. Giallo anitco marble usually has veins of orange, pink or red. It was used for sculptures and buildings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

numidicum (Lat.); Numidian marble

Additional Information

° Ancient Trade Routes: Website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Janet Burnett Grossman, Looking at Greek and Roman Sculpture in Stone, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2003

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