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"THE ART OF MARBLE"



roman ancient marble






roman ancient marble

COSMATESQUE TABLE INLAID WITH ANTIQUE MARBLE.





​ANCIENT MARBLE

roman ancient marble

TABLE FLOOR IN ANTIQUE PORFIDO. 
FLORENCE, PALATINE GALLERY 1784.





​"ROMAN EMPIRE"

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ANCIENT GREEN, ANCIENT YELLOW, AFRICAN RED, ANCIENT RED, THE CIPOLIN, RED PORPHYRY, NAMES THAT ECHO THE COLOURS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. MANY DO NOT KNOW THAT THE LEGACY OF ROMAN MARBLE IS MILLENARY. CHURCHES OF EACH PERIOD IN ROME AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ONCE BELONGED TO THE MOST POWERFUL AND CIVILISED EMPIRE OF THE WORLD, WERE ALL MADE WITH ROMAN EXCAVATION EQUIPMENT. OTHER THAN EXCAVATION ABOUT PURE CULTURAL VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION. YES, IN FACT IT PAGAN TEMPLES NOT BEING OF USE TO THE CATHOLICS THEY BECAME A MARBLE QUARRY FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. ROMAN TEMPLES IN ROME DEDICATED TO ALL THE GODS, THE PANTHEON, IN VII CENTURY BECAME A MINOR BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA DELLA ROTUNDA. IT IS THE ONLY ROMAN TEMPLE ALMOST INTACT THAT IS STILL STANDING DURING THE SPOILING OF THE ROMAN TEMPLES AND PALACES, INCLUDING THE SPAS. HERE WE CAN SEE HOW THE ANCIENT ROME MADE EXTENSIVE USE OF FINE MARBLE. 






A QUARRY FOR CHURCHES

AND NOBLE RESIDENCES


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CERTAINLY THE VASTNESS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE MAGNIFICENCE OF ITS WORKS RESISTED IN SPITE OF 2000 YEARS OF DEVASTATION AND LOOTING. TODAY ONLY UNDER THE SOIL OF ROME WE HAVE YET TO DISCOVER A QUARRY, IN FACT A LOT OF THE MARBLE IS STILL THERE AFTER DOZENS OF CENTURIES. ALREADY THIS IS TRULY RARE MARBLE, FOR WHOEVER FIND THEM, IN PIECES, AND NEVER INTACT. THEREFORE THE WORK OF A STONEMASON IS NOT JUST DIFFICULT AS A TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, BUT IT IS ALSO HARD TO FIND THE RAW MATERIAL. CERTAINLY AN ITEM MADE WITH ANTIQUE MARBLES IS VALUABLE TO REVIVE THE PAST GLORY AND LUXURY. 



"ANCIENT MARBLES TODAY"


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marble working process

MALACHITE WORK PROCESSING.





marble working process

HAND SCISSOR WORK.




marble working process

CUTTING MARBLE​.





marble working process

 INLAID MARBLE.





marble working process

​EXCAVATION WORK ON MARBLE.





marble working process

DETAIL.





marble working process

INLAY WORK.





marble working process

​SMOOTHING.





ad hoc ancient marble

​FILLING.





ANTIQUE MARBLE SAMPLES.





FINISHED WORK
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ad hoc ancient marble

COMBINING THE ANTIQUE MARBLE WITH MICRO MOSAIC TO BE SURE OF AN AD HOC JOB.





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