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- n. See marble,.
“With the exception of cipollino verde, which was not found in similar large quantities, the usual stone types, such as pavonazetto, Afyon şeker, Afyon gri and kaplan postu, were all well represented in the caldaria.”
“Fine-grained white and grey marble were most common, but also cipollino verde, pavonazetto, kaplan postu, alabaster, schist, tuffo and even ceramics were used to lay out the mosaic floor.”
“The marbles from this quarrying site consist of pavonazetto, Afyon şeker, Afyon beyaz, Afyon gri, Afyon bal and kaplan postu.”
“A veneer of green Carystian marble (cipollino from the island of Euboia, Greece) was still in place in several parts of the niche, and fragments of Docimian white and pavonazetto (purple veined) marble were also found.”
“Large amounts of marble revetment slabs, mainly composed of green-white cipollino from Euboia, white and purple veined pavonazetto from Dokimeion, have been found in the new frigidarium.”
“We already mentioned the use of afyon seker (sugar white), afyon bal (honey), pavonazetto (purple veined white marble or breccias) and cipollino (a green marble variety from Euboia, Greece) as the main marbles used as wall veneer, but new varieties of stone appear almost every day.”
“Throughout the week, unusually large amounts of crustae (marble revetment slabs) have been found that are mainly composed of green-white cipollino from Euboia, purple veined pavonazetto marble from Dokimeion, white marble, and even some small pieces of red porphyry, which is a type of igneous rock.”
“Once again the majority of the material consisted of afyon şeker, and to a lesser extent afyon bal, afyon gri, pavonazetto, and kaplan postu.”
“The most common marbles from Afyon are afyon şeker, afyon bal and afyon menekşe (pavonazetto).”
“Parallel incised lines on a pavonazetto sham architecture slab ending up in a profile”
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From the GNU Webster's 1913:
"n. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white ...
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