Porphyry: The Imperial Stone

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This stone was so highly valued during the imperial Roman and early Byzantine period that it was reserved it exclusively for imperial use. 

Although it is found in a variety of colors, the root of the name Porphyry is the Greek for purple: Gebel Dokhan in Egypt is the only place in the world that has the rich deep purple-red variant known as Imperial Porphyry.

  • Decorative Arts
  • Ancient

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