Mosaic marble tesserae from the underwater archaeological site of Baia (Naples, Italy): determination of the provenance
Ricca, Michela; La Russa, Mauro Francesco; Ruffolo, Silvestro Antonio; Davidde, Barbara; Barca, Donatella; Crisci, Gino Mirocle
European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 26 Number 2 (2014), p. 323 - 331
published: Mar 1, 2014
ArtNo. ESP147052602011, Price: 29.00 €
This paper is focused on defining the geographic provenance of eight marble tesserae of archaeological interest used for the opus sectile floor slabs of the Villa con ingresso a protiro, located in the Roman underwater Archaeological Park of Baia (Naples, Italy). Geochemical, isotopic and petrographic data show that Carrara, Thasian and Docimium/Afyon marbles were used in manufacturing the mosaic constituting the floor slabs of the Roman Villa.