GIBEON METEORITE - AN OTHERWORLDLY SCREAM. Iron - IVA. Great Namaland, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E). ... (Total: 2 Items)
Iron - IVA
Great Namaland, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
There is no meteorite that has brought a smile so quickly to so many as the meteorite now offered. Similar to the Gibeon meteorites from lots 49072 to 49079 (see Gibeon Introduction on page 56), this totem-like specimen benefitted greatly from the location and size of its three delimiting scoops. It was most likely inclusions of troilite that oxidized out of the mass, which created the shallow basins that grew in size over thousands of years while the meteorite was in the Kalahari. The mechanisms involved in the contouring of this meteorite are the same as described in lot 49078. Several of the delineations seen here are the result of weathering along crystalline planes - which is especially evident at the squaring at the top of the head. A highly animated surface of swirling ripples and ridges in a faint russet patina further accent this otherworldly evocation of Edvard Munch's "The Scream." Accompanied by a custom pedestal, this is a notable offering of a celebrated iron meteorite. 548 x 239 x 211mm (21.5 x 9.33 x 8.33 inches) and 81.369 kilograms (179.25 pounds).
Provenance: The Macovich Collection, New York City
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