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pavonazzo, pavonazzeto

1. Various red and purplish marbles and brescias.
2. A marble, used by the ancient Romans, characterized by very irregular veins of dark red with bluish and yellowish tints.
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Between the bottom white strip of Pavonazzo marble and the bases of the supporting columns, the walls are faced with sheets of dark red Breccia Pernice marble containing some white veins and patches (Fig.
5 Sansovino and Stringa, 282: "non di bianco, ma di altro colore, come di verde, di rosa secca, e di pavonazzo, secondo piu pareva loro convenir all' eta sua." Newton describes rosa secca as a shade of "old rose" (91).