Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 446, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 446  
Name and quarry location: probably breccia di Carrara, from Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Tuscany, Italy; or breccia di Seravezza, from Seravezza, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Marble breccia: a limestone breccio-conglomerate that has subsequently been metamorphosed.  
Comments: 'Probably Carrara' according to Mary Porter, c.1905, but an earlier note included in the same typescript says 'According to Mr Brindley really Seravezza'.  
References: Porter (c.1905) 59  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 120.25 Breccia di Siena  

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