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What is Pentelic Marble?


Definition of the glossary term Pentelic marble

Pentelic marble comes from the quarries of Mount Pentelikos near Athens, Greece. In ancient Greece, this marble was renowned for it's quality and beauty, and was used in the construction of many of Athens' greatest monuments and statuary during the 4th and 5th centuries B.C., such as the Parthenon.



Pentelic marble

Pen·tel·ic mar·ble [ pen téllik mrb'l ]  noun 

Definition: fine marble used in ancient sculptures: a fine white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens and used for most important Athenian buildings and sculptures during the 4th and 5th centuries B.C.

[Via Latin< Greek Pentelikos, after Pentelē, township in Attica in ancient Greece]



Archaeology Dictionary: Pentelic marble

Named from its source on the mountains bordering the Attic plain in Greece. Eminently suitable for fine buildings both in ancient and modern times. All the finer Athenian buildings of Pericles are made of Pentelic marble, the particles of iron in it giving the famous golden tinge of colour.


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