Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 949, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 949  
Name and quarry location: Breccia Medicea or 'Africano', from Seravezza, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Tectonised polymict breccia-conglomerate of limestone and marble clasts with solution-modified clast contacts.  
Comments: Possibly a variety of breccia Medicea from the Apuan Alps(or it may be the so-called ‘africano’ from Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy (not to be confused with the stone of the same name from Sigacik (Teos), Turkey).  
References: Corsi (1845) 147-148; Bartelletti (2003); Jervis (1862) 1-22; Lazzarini (1999a); Pieri (1954); Price (2007) 131; Watson (1916) 189-197  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 116.40/ S19.7 Breccia pavonazza  

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