Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 936, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 936  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro antico, locality unknown  
Geological description: Limestone breccia. Calcite travertine clasts, and a few gastropod shells, in a micritic (peloidal in places) matrix.  
Comments: The quarry location for this stone is not known.  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; i. Antique alabaster  
Corsi's text: 98.54/ S16.14 Alabastro antico. Marmor Alabastrum. Alabastro giallo  

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