Languedoc marble

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Languedoc marble

Description

A red marble with white spots that has been quarried near Languedoc in the French Pyrenees since the 16th century. It is considered on of the best red marbles (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

French red; griotte; marbre du Languedoc (Fr.)

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

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