Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 324, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 324  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro a nuvole, locality unknown  
Geological description: Medium to coarse-grained compact banded travertine with ferruginous orange and, in a few places, red colouring.  
Comments: The provenance of this stone is not known.  
References: Corsi (1845) 132  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; i. Antique alabaster  
Corsi's text: 96.31 Alabastro antico. Marmor Alabastrum. Alabastro a nuvole... la cava [era al] Tebaide oggi Sayd.  

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