MARBLES FROM THE HERCULEAN BATHS IN MILAN

Furio Sacchi, Roberto Bugini, Romina Marchisio, L. Folli

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Abstract

The monumental baths of Mediolanum (Milano), were built in the late 3rd century-early 4th century ce, then they were rapidly dismantled and forgotten. Diferent excavations works, led from the early 18th to 1988, unearthed architectural and decorative elements, pavements, mosaics, etc. The study points out the confguration of the bathing complex, the chronology of the fndings, the use of stone materials, the identifcation of about 800 fragments made of more than 20 diferent coloured and white marbles, limestones etc. The marbles mainly came from the eastern Mediterranean basin, with the frst evidence of granito verde della sedia in Roman sites of Lombardy; the classifcation of the marbles according to the application (pavement, moulding, architectural decoration, column, pilaster, wall veneering). Finally, a distinct description of granitic (plutonic) rocks used as building material is reported.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)35-47
Numero di pagine13
RivistaMARMORA
Volume2018
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • Roman baths
  • coloured marbles
  • marmi colorati
  • terme romane

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