Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 420, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 420  
Name and quarry location: Pavonazzetto, from Iscehisar (Synnada), Afyonkarahisar Province, Turkey  
Geological description: Breccia of medium to coarse-grained calcite marble clasts in a darkred marble matrix.  
Comments: This is almost certainly pavonazzetto, the ancient marmor phrygium, from Iscehisar, Turkey.  
References: Borghini (1997) 264-265; Corsi (1845) 101-103; Mielsch (1985) 59, taf.18; Pensabene (2002) 205-207; Porter (1907) 99-102; Price (2007) 130; Strabo (1903) ch.8  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 116.32 Breccia persichina  

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