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ID: 300011232
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300011232

 

Record Type: concept
porphyry (<igneous rock by composition: physical>, <igneous rock by composition>, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: A dark purplish-red rock, first quarried in ancient Egypt, containing relatively large crystals in a fine-grained igneous matrix. One of the hardest rocks, it takes a high polish and is valued as a durable sculptor's material and as a decorative architectural material. It is considered the best material for the muller and slab used for grinding artists' colors.
 
Terms:
porphyry (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,N)
lapis porphyrite (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
porfier (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)
pórfido (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of inorganic material
................ inorganic material (G)
Hierarchy of rock (inorganic material)
.................... rock (inorganic material) (G)
Hierarchy of igneous rock
........................ igneous rock (G)
Hierarchy of <igneous rock by composition>
............................ <igneous rock by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of <igneous rock by composition: physical>
................................ <igneous rock by composition: physical> (G)
Hierarchy of porphyry
.................................... porphyry (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Een donkerpaars-rood gesteente, voor het eerst gedolven in het oude Egypte, dat relatief grote kristallen bevat in een fijnkorrelige stollingsmatrix. Het is een van de hardste, gesteenten, is glad gepolijst en wordt gewaardeerd als duurzaam materiaal voor beeldhouwers en als een decoratief bouwkundig materiaal. Het wordt beschouwd als het beste materiaal voor de wrijfsteen en schuurplaat die door kunstenaars worden gebruikt voor het schuren van kleuren. 
Spanish ..... Roca roja o violeta oscuro extraída en primer lugar en las canteras del antiguo Egipto y que contiene cristales relativamente grandes de una matriz ígnea de grano fino. Como una de las rocas más duras, alcanza un acabado pulido y es muy apreciada como material de esculturas y como material arquitectónico decorativo. Es considerado el mejor material para la moleta y placa utilizadas para moler los colores por los artistas.  

Sources and Contributors:
lapis porphyrite............  [VP]
.............................  Pullen, Handbook of Ancient Roman Marbles (1894)
pórfido............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred]
.................  Diccionario de términos científicos y técnicos (1981) 5:2644
.................  Whitten y Brooks, Diccionario de geología (1986) 223
porfier............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.................  Van Dale Engels-Nederlands (1989)
porphyry............  [GCI Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  AATA database (2002-) 127605 checked 26 January 2012
.................  American Heritage Dictionary (1982) 966
.................  Mayer, Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques (1969) 305
.................  National Museum of American Art, Media Thesaurus (1980s)
.................  RILA, Subject Headings (1975-1990)
.................  Sturgis, Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1901) Vol. 3, 185
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, GCI, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AATA database (2002-) 127605 checked 26 January 2012
............  Van Dale Engels-Nederlands (1989)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Legacy AAT data
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... Van Dale Engels-Nederlands (1989)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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