Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 139

Corsi 139, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 139  
Name and quarry location: Bigio antico, bigio morato, from Sigacik (ancient Teos), Izmir Province, Turkey  
Geological description: Graphitic medium-grained marble with abundant stylolites, showing relics perhaps of crinoidal debris? Specimen is waxed and polished.  
Comments: This sample has been recognised as bigio morato from the ancient Teos in Izmir province, Turkey.  
References: Corsi (1845) 106-108; Gnoli (1988) 192-195; Lazzarini (2002c) 244, 265; Lazzarini (2003); Pensabene (1998); Price (2007) 76  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 10. Grey marbles; i. Ancient grey marbles  
Corsi's text: 61.1 Bigio antico. Marmor Batthium. Battio. Bigio morato chiaro  

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