Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 536, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 536  
Name and quarry location: Diaspro tenero di Sicilia, tigrato di Trapani, from Custonaci, Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Micritic or microsparite limestone containing a mass of Teredo or similar wood-boring bivalves; no evidence of the wood itself remeins.  
Comments: The distinctive colour palette of buff, olive green and scarlet gives confirmation that this is a sample of diaspro tenero di Sicilia (soft jasper of Sicily). We are informed that it most probably comes from Custanaci in the province of Trapani.  
References: Dubarry de Lassale (2005) 290; Evangelista (1998); Montana (1998) 67-68; Price (2007) 150-151  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; iv. Other types  
Corsi's text: 132.4 Tigrato di Trapani  

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