Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 935

Corsi 935, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 935  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro antico, alabastro verde, locality unknown  
Geological description: Compact travertine composed of coarse-grained calcite.  
Comments: This specimen has a greenish tint, and some authorities have suggested it may be an 'onyx marble' from Turkey, but the preovenance remains very uncertain.  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; i. Antique alabaster  
Corsi's text: 98.53/ S16.13 Alabastro antico. Marmor Alabastrum. Alabastro verde  

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