pavonazzo


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pavonazzo

(ˌpævəˈnætsəʊ)
n
a type of veined (usually red) Italian marble
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It is made of different types of marble, including Carrara, Pavonazzo and Brescia.
A narrow band at the base of the walls and at the bases of the 22 round columns that support the roof of the legislative chamber, are made of fine grained Pavonazzo while marble (with occasional black streaks).
The women, supported by youths dressed as foreigners, undulated on high zoccoli - wooden platform shoes - that transformed the women, as contemporaries complained, into gigantesse.(4) In contrast to the costumes of the donzelle, Morosina was followed by married women in dresses, as Giovanni Stringa put it, "not of white, but of another color like green, rosa secca, and pavonazzo, according to what suited their age."(5) The procession entered S.