Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 947, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 947  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Settebasi, from Isle of Skyros, Sporades, Central Greece  
Geological description: Sheared limestone conglomerate, metamorphosed to marble.  
Comments: A very typical breccia di Settebasi, the clasts are too large for this to be called semesanto, although semesanto does also come from Skyros.  
References: Borghini (1997) 192-193; Bruno (2002b); Corsi (1845) 149-150; Higgins (1996) 94-95; Lazzarini (1999a); Mielsch (1985) 48, taf.10; Porter (1907) 89; Price (2007) 129  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 116.38/ S19.5 Breccia a semesanto  

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