The stones of the statuary of the Egyptian Museum of Torino (Italy): geologic and petrographic characterization

@article{Borghi2015TheSO,
  title={The stones of the statuary of the Egyptian Museum of Torino (Italy): geologic and petrographic characterization},
  author={Alessandro Borghi and Debora Angelici and Matilde Borla and D. Castelli and Anna d’Atri and Gianluca Gariani and A. Lo Giudice and Luca Martire and Alessandro Re and G. Vaggelli},
  journal={Rendiconti Lincei},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={385-398}
}
A geologic and petrographic study was performed on a rich collection of statues made of stone exposed at the statuary of the Egyptian Museum of Turin (NW Italy) to enhance the value of this artistic heritage and set the basis for its best conservation. Magmatic and sedimentary rocks were recognized. Magmatic rocks with an intrusive origin are the most represented and include two main varieties: Red Granite, consisting of a sieno-granite with porphyritic texture and pink to red K-feldspars, and… 

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