Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 321, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 321  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro a giaccione, locality unknown  
Geological description: Compact finely banded travertine composed of calcite, some bands with ferruginous inclusions. Note the extensive fracturing perpendicular to the banding.  
Comments: This is not the ice-clear alabastro a giaccione of Circeo (see Corsi no.304).  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; i. Antique alabaster  
Corsi's text: 96.28 Alabastro antico. Marmor Alabastrum. Alabastro a giaccione... la cava [era al] Tebaide oggi Sayd.  

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