Parian marble


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Parian marble:

see PárosPáros
, island (1991 pop. 9,591), c.81 sq mi (210 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; one of the Cyclades. The main town is Páros. The land slopes to the coast from Mt. Hagios Ilias (c.2,500 ft/760 m high).
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The agora and town hall were decorated in expensive Parian marble.
Archaeological evidence, for example wording on the Parian Marble, documents the use of coinage among the early Greeks.
Grave stele of a little girl, 450-440 BC, Greek, Parian marble, H.
Formerly in the celebrated collection of the dealer Felix Bienamine Feuardent (1819-1907), this exceptionally fine Parian marble Archaic Greek fragment was purchased by the Louvre for 2.