Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 69

Corsi 69, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 69  
Name and quarry location: Marmo rosso d'Abruzzo, from Abruzzo, Italy.  
Geological description: Burrowed bioclast-rich biomicrite limestone.  
Comments: Jervis (1889) describes red and pink compact limestones used for construction and ornamentation from the 'Provincia d'Abruzzo', so Corsi's provenance is probably correct.  
References: Jervis (1889) passim.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 5. Red marbles  
Corsi's text: 39.9 Rosso d'Abruzzo  

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