The quarries at Iscehisar (ancient Dokimeion) in central Phrygia were a major source of white marble and a purple-streaked marble called pavonazzetto. The quarries were controlled by the Roman state but this does not mean that all of the marble quarried here was imperially controlled. White marble from these quarries was predominately used for sarcophagi and statuary locally, though these objects were sometimes exported. The pavonazzetto quarried at Iscehisar, however, was widely exported, mainly to Rome. More
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