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Material: Dokimeian marble

A fine-grained, medium hardness, calcitic white marble, sometimes with a slight golden hue was quarried at Iscehisar, ancient Dokimeion/Docimium. These quarries were more famous as the source of the purple and white Pavonazzetto, the extraction of which was controlled by the imperial administration in the Roman period. This was a large quarrying area and white and coloured material outcrop together. The white marble was primarily used for statuary and sarcophagi, both of which were exported across Asia Minor and even overseas.

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