Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 3, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 3  
Name and quarry location: most probably Pentelic marble, marmo Pentelico, from Mt Pentéli, Attica, Greece  
Geological description: Fine-grained calcite marble.  
Comments: Most probably correctly identified as Pentelic marble from Mt Pentelikon (Mt Penteli), near Athens, Attica, Greece. As with all white statuary marbles, additional isotope and other tests would be required to confirm the provenance.  
References: Borghini (1997) 251; Corsi (1825) 16; Corsi (1845) 82; Higgins (1996) 31-32; Korres (1995); Mielsch (1985) 61; Pensabene (2002) 207-208; Price (2007) 62; Rogers (2008) 41-42  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 1. Statuary marbles  
Corsi's text: 16.3 Marmo greco fino. Marmor Pentelicum... Pentelico... si cavava dal Monte Pentelico nell'Attica presso la Città di Atene...  

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