Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 148, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 148  
Name and quarry location: Bigio antico, marmor Lesbium, from Moria, Island of Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece  
Geological description: A very coarse-grained graphite-bearing calcite marble.  
Comments: This stone is almost certainly marmor Lesbium from Moria, Island of Lesbos, Greece. Nos. 147 and 148 are adjacent slabs cut from the same block of marble.  
References: Borghini (1997) 158-159; Corsi (1845) 106; Higgins (1996) 133-135; Lazzarini (1999a); Price (2007) 75  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 10. Grey marbles; i. Ancient grey marbles  
Corsi's text: 62.10 Bigio antico. Marmor Batthium. Battio. Bigio lumachellato scuro  

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