Statuario Michelangelo

Statuario Michelangelo

Statuario Michelangelo is the famous marble that the sculptor Buonarroti used to create the magnificent David. It is a snow-white marble with very light, almost non-existent veins. Therefore, it is excellent for sculpture and design works. It is quarried in the Carrara area and is highly recommended for luxury interiors and exteriors.

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Technical Specifications


OriginCarrara (Italy)
Mass of Unit Volume2665 Kg/m3
Water absorption0.19%
Compression breaking load simple115 MPa
Breaking load simple compression after freezing108 MPa
Elastic modulus Tangent54,200 Mpa
Indirect tensile strength through Bending11 MPa
Relative Abrasion coefficient (referring to s. Fedelino granite)0,33
Impact resistance: minimum fall height61 cm
Linear thermal expansion coefficient2.7 x 10-5 0C-1
Knoop microhardness1226 MPa
Divergences of hardness index1.31
SourcePolitecnico di Torino

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