Definition of Pentelic marble in English:

Pentelic marble


  • [mass noun] A white marble quarried on Mount Pentelicus near Athens.

    • ‘Pentelic marble was used for sculpture as well as for buildings.’
    • ‘Made of translucent Pentelic marble, it has been called the most perfect building in Europe.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most famous chiseled pieces of Pentelic marble are the Elgin Marbles — the original statues that decorated the later Parthenon — which were taken to England in 1806.’
    • ‘This construction was built almost entirely with Pentelic marble and shows 8 columns at its two shorter sides and 17 columns at its longer ones, containing a statue of Athena in its central area.’


Pentelic marble