Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 143

Corsi 143, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 143  
Name and quarry location: Bigio antico, locality unknown  
Geological description: A very coarse-grained marble with graphite-rich net-veining. Brown areas are filler/polishing compound.  
Comments: The source of this stone is not known, but is likely to be in Greece or Turkey rather than Italy.  
References: Borghini (1997) 158-159; Corsi (1845) 106; 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: 62.5 Bigio antico. Marmor Batthium. Battio. Bigio greco  

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