Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 205, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 205  
Name and quarry location: Fior di pesco (fior di persico), from Eretria, Euboea, Central Greece  
Geological description: Triassic tectonite. A sheared marble breccia with late-stage calcite-filled veins and fractures  
Comments: Giazza refers to a community in the Monte Lessini area, north of Verona, but this stone is undoubtedly a fior di pesco from Eretria, Greece (see Corsi nos. 118-122), and not from the Verona area.  
References: Borghini (1997) 212; Corsi (1845) 100-101; Higgins (1996) 85-86; Lazzarini (2002b); Lazzarini (2002c) 260-261; Mielsch (1985) 57-58, taf.16; Price (2007) 128  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 72.27 Africano della Giazza nel Veronese  

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