Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 412, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 412  
Name and quarry location: Breccia dorata, from Siena, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone breccia with solution-modified fractures  
Comments: This stone is described in detail by Bruno and Lazzarini, who established that it came from Siena. There are several colour variations of which two are shown by this stone. For a pink breccia dorata, see Corsi 434.  
References: Borghini (1997) 170-171; Bruno (1999); Corsi (1845) 142; Mielsch (1985) 50, taf.10; Price (2007) 93  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 114.24 Altra [Breccia dorata]  

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