Nessus Marble

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Nessus Marble

Nessus was a famous centaur (half man-half horse) who was killed by Hercules and whose tained blood in turn killed the famous hero. He fought in the battle with the Lapiths, depicted on the metope of the Parthenon. He became a ferryman on the river Euenos. Hercules, having wrestled and defeated the patron deity Achelous of the  most powerfully flowing river in Greece, the River Acheloos, takes Deianira  as his wife. Travelling to Tiryns, Nessus attempted to kidnap Deianira as he was ferrying her across the river Euenos, but she was rescued by Hercules,  who shot the centaur with a poisoned arrow. As he lay dying, Nessus tricked Deianira, telling her that a mixture of olive oil and his heart’s blood would ensure that Hercules would never be unfaithful to her. Deianira believed his words and kept a little by her. Hercules once fell in love with Iole. When Deianira thus feared that her husband would leave her forever, she smeared some of the blood on Hercules’ famous lionskin  shirt. Hercules’ servant, Lichas, brought him the shirt and he put it on. The centaur’s toxic blood burned Hercules terribly and eventually killed him.

INFO

DESCRIPTION

Real strong-hard marble (95% calcite) of white fine-grained background with light brown –golden veins, clouds and waves.
Very popular for its naturally attractive soft veining which ensures elegant decorative result.

APPLICATIONS

Heavy use areas like walls, public places etc.
Residential, commercial and institutional development building projects
Interior, exterior flooring and wall cladding, Decorative Elements, Bathrooms, Countertops
SUITABLE FOR:
Big & Small projects

FINISHES

Polished, Honed

AVAILABILITY

PHYSICAL TEST

APPARENT SPECIFIC WEIGHT 2.700 kg/m3 EN 1936
ABSORPTION WATER 0.2 % wt EN 13755
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH 112 MPa EN 1926
MODULUS of RUPTURE 16,3 MPa EN 12372
ABRASION RESISTANCE 27294 mm3 EN 14157