Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 7, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 7  
Name and quarry location: most probably Thasian marble, marmo Thaso, from Cape Vathy, Thasos (Thassos), East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece  
Geological description: Medium-grained dolomite marble.  
Comments: Almost certainly another Thasian dolomitic marble from the area of Cape Vathy.  
References: Bruno (2002b); Corsi (1845) 85-86; Koukouli ed. (1999); Mielsch (1985) 61, taf.19; Pensabene (2002) 208-212; Price (2007) 63  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 1. Statuary marbles  
Corsi's text: 21.7 Marmo greco turchiniccio. Marmor Tyrium. Papinio Stazio fà menzione di un Marmo bianco che si cavava dal monte Libano nella Fenicia, e che per la vicinanza delle Cittá (sic) di Tiro, e Sidone, oggi Sur e Saida chiamavasi promiscuamente marmo Tirio, e Sidonio.  

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