Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 505

Corsi 505, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 505  
Name and quarry location: Marmo venato di Tivoli, from Tivoli, Roma, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: Recrystallised, probably originally bioturbated, micritic or microspar limestone with extensive stylolites and calcite filled fractures.  
Comments: Tivoli, Lazio, Italy, may be correct. Both compact limestone and the more familiar travertine have been quarried at Tivoli according to Jervis (1889). Nos. 504 and 505 both have 'M.Ven.' [marmo venato?] written on the reverse indicating they were probably supplied by an agent as examples of the same stone.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; i. Common clays  
Corsi's text: 128.6 Altro [Venato di Tivoli]  

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