Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 353

Corsi 353, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 353  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro eburneo d'Orte from Orte, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: A compact, fine-grained and finely banded, pure calcite travertine.  
Comments: According to Jervis (1889), Orte, between Viterbo and Terni, is a source of 'alabastri' and Mary Porter writing in 1966, confirmed her view that this stone was from Orte.  
References: Jervis (1889) 249-350  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 101.20 Alabastro eburneo d'Orte  

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