Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 389, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 389  
Name and quarry location: Rosso brecciato, from Kiyi Kislacik, Milas, Mugla Province, Turkey  
Geological description: Marble breccia; matrix-supported clasts of coarse-grained grey and finer-grained white marble. Perhaps a metamorphosed debris flow.  
Comments: The brecciated variety of cipollino rosso (known to the ancients as Marmor Iasense or Marmor Carium) from Iasos, now called Kiyikislacik (Asin Kurin), Mugla, Turkey. Mielsch calls this stone simply breccia rossa.  
References: Andreoli (2002); Borghini (1997) 207, 289; Corsi (1845) 141; Gorgoni (2002a); Lazzarini (2002c) 248-250; Mielsch (1985) 46, taf.8; Price (2007) 120-121  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 108.1 Rosso brecciato. Marmor Lydium. Marmo Lidio  

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