Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 149

Corsi 149, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 149  
Name and quarry location: Bardiglio, from Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Sheared reticulated mass of fine-grained buff-coloured, and medium-grained, white calcite marble, grey graphite-rich in places.  
Comments: This is most probably bardiglio from Carrara, although it might have come from other locations in the Apuan Alps of Italy.  
References: Borghini (1997) 153; Corsi (1845) 153; Jervis (1862); Jervis (1889) 260-300; Price (2007) 72; Watson (1916) 192-194  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 10. Grey marbles; i. Ancient grey marbles  
Corsi's text: 63.11 Bigio antico. Marmor Batthium. Battio. Bigio venato chiaro  

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