Presented here are the results of an archeological and archaeometric study of two famous marble sculptures displayed in the Gabinetto Segreto of the National Archeological Museum of Naples: the BPan and She-Goat^ group from the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and the statue of the BBikini Venus^ leaning on a statuette of Priapus from the House of Julia Felix in Pompeii. This study offers some art historical observations about the sculptures and the first minero-petrographic (polarizing microscopy on thin section and x-ray diffraction on powders) and isotopic (C and O stable isotope ratio) investigation of their marble types. The results indicate that the BPan and She-Goat^ group employed the statuary white Carrara variety, while the Parian lychnites was used for the BBikini Venus^. Analyses proved also that the red finishing layer present on the latter statue is composed by sandyx.

A short note on the archaeometric study of two sculptures in the Gabinetto Segreto of Naples National Archeological Museum: the ‘Pan and the She-Goat’ group and the ‘Bikini Venus’

ANTONELLI, FABRIZIO;CANCELLIERE, STEFANO
2017

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Presented here are the results of an archeological and archaeometric study of two famous marble sculptures displayed in the Gabinetto Segreto of the National Archeological Museum of Naples: the BPan and She-Goat^ group from the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and the statue of the BBikini Venus^ leaning on a statuette of Priapus from the House of Julia Felix in Pompeii. This study offers some art historical observations about the sculptures and the first minero-petrographic (polarizing microscopy on thin section and x-ray diffraction on powders) and isotopic (C and O stable isotope ratio) investigation of their marble types. The results indicate that the BPan and She-Goat^ group employed the statuary white Carrara variety, while the Parian lychnites was used for the BBikini Venus^. Analyses proved also that the red finishing layer present on the latter statue is composed by sandyx.
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