Aleppo: Marble Polishers
The yellowish marble quarried in the region of Aleppo would be rubbed with oil in order to imitate the reddish colour of the stone imported from Damascus. See also: Quarrier; Mason.
Citation: Russell, Alexander. The Natural History of Aleppo, containing a Description of the City, and the principal natural Productions in its Neighbourhood. Together with an Account of the Climate, Inhabitants, and Diseases; particularly of the Plague, Second edition, revised, enlarged and illustrated by Patrick Russell (London: G. G. and J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row, 1794), I: p. 53.