Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 363

Corsi 363, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 363  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro di Torrita, perhaps from either Torrita Tiberina, Roma, Lazio, Italy or Torrita di Siena, Siena, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Banded compact travertine of very fine fibrous calcite, flesh pink on sides of specimen.  
Comments: Further research is needed to establish which location called 'Torrita' this stone is from.  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 102.30 Alabastro di Torrita  

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