Griotte

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Description

A reddish violet marble with red veins and white spots quarried near Languedoc in the French Pyrenees since the 16th century. It is considered one of the best red marbles (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

French red; Campan marble; Rouge griotte; marbre griotte (Fr.)

Resources and Citations

  • 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

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