Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 13, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 13  
Name and quarry location: Palombino antico, possibly from the Apennines, Italy.  
Geological description: Heavily recrystallised intraclastic limestone. The brown specks are polishing compound.  
Comments: Gnoli (1988) said that palombino marble was used in the Pharonic period and occurs in various localities in the Egyptian desert, but Lorenzo Lazzarini regards the source as perhaps being the Apennines in Campania, Italy.  
References: Borghini (1997) 263; Bruno (2002d) 289; Corsi (1825) 24-26; Corsi (1845) 88-89; Gnoli (1988); L. Lazzarini (pers. comm.); Price (2007) 98  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 2. Palombinos  
Corsi's text: 25.2 Altro palombino antico [Marmo Palombino antico. Marmor Coraliticum... un marmo chiamato coralitico, ed anche sagario perchè trovasi sulle rive del fiume Sagari che aveva le sorgenti nella Frigia]  

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