Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 937, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 937  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro antico, locality unknown  
Geological description: Compact finely banded calcite travertine, wide paler coloured bands have a more porous texture and contain trapped filler.  
Comments: It is not known where this stone was quarried.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; i. Antique alabaster  
Corsi's text: 98.55/ S17.15 Alabastro antico. Marmor Alabastrum. Alabastro fiorito... la cava [era al] Tebaide oggi Sayd.  

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