Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 9

Corsi 9, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 9  
Name and quarry location: Carrara marble, marmo di Carrara, statuario, almost certainly from Cararra,Tuscany Italy.  
Geological description: Fine-grained calcite marble  
Comments: Corsi is most probably correct in thinking this is Carrara white statuary marble, although the fine grain-size indicates it could also possibly be Pentelic marble. 'Statuario' is the finest grade of Carrara marble used for sculpture.  
References: Borghini (1997) 248; Corsi (1845) 86-88; Jervis (1862) 1-24; Mielsch (1985) 61-62; Pensabene (2002) 212-214; Pieri (1954) 17-24; Price (2007) 64-65; Rogers (2008) 48-50; Watson (1916) 175-192  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 1. Statuary marbles  
Corsi's text: 22.9 Marmo di Carrara. Marmor Lunense. ... presso Luni città dell'Etruria oggi Carrara erano cave di marmo bianco... Molto sono le cave del marmo statuario di carrara, e le migliori si chiamano Crestola, Zampone, Bettolia, e Ravaccione.  

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