Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 309, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 309  
Name and quarry location: 'Alabastro fiorito', alabastro melleo, locality unknown  
Geological description: Compact very finely banded calcite travertine. Some bands have brown ferruginous colouring.  
Comments: Corsi's alternative name alabastro melleo alludes to the honey colouring of this stone. It would probably not today be called alabastro fiorito (see Corsi no.301).  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; i. Antique alabaster  
Corsi's text: 94.16 Alabastro antico. Marmor Alabastrum. Alabastro fiorito. Alabastro melleo... la cava [era al] Tebaide oggi Sayd.  

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