Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 219, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 219  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella antica, occhio di pavone nero, locality unknown  
Geological description: Limestone; a black biosparite matrix with abundant recrystallised bivalves.  
Comments: This stone is not now believed to be from Egypt.  
References: Corsi (1845) 118-119  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; i. Ancient lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 76.5 Lumachella antica. Marmor Conchyte. Occhio di Pavone nero... provenissero dall'Asia, o dall'Africa.... i scarpellini Romani ne assegnano capricciosamente le cave ora all' Arabia, ora all' Egitto, ed ora alla Tebaide  

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