Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 417, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 417  
Name and quarry location: Breccia pavonazza, locality unknown  
Geological description: Polymict limestone/marble breccia-conglomerate with red, calcareous mudstone/lateritic matrix, and stylolites. Some residual fossils appear to be present.  
Comments: This is not breccia pavonazza bruna o del suffragio (see Corsi 945), the other stone that Corsi calls breccia pavonazza.  
References: Belli (1842) no.380; Borghini (1997) 178; Corsi (1845) 147-148; Gnoli (1988) 243-245; Pullen (1894) 84  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 115.29 Breccia pavonazza  

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