Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 137, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 137  
Name and quarry location: Marmo bianco e giallo, breccia nuvolata, locality unknown.  
Geological description: A fractured, stylolitised recrystallised limestone or marble, with Liesegang rings of ferruginous colouring.  
Comments: This same stone has been seen in a private collection of ancient stones under the name breccia nuvolata. It is not marmor phengite, a matter which is covered in more depth in the commentary to Corsi's Catalogo ragionato.  
References: Corsi (1845) 103-104; Lazzarini (2002a); Price (2007) 95  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 8. Yellow and white marble (phengite)  
Corsi's text: 58.1 Marmo bianco e giallo. Marmor Phengite... [da] Cappodocia ora Armenia minore.....marmor Fengite  

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