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    GIBEON - BIRD-LIKE TABLETOP SCULPTURE FROM OUTER SPACE
    Iron, fine octahedrite
    Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia
    This is the first of seven exotically shaped iron meteorites. Recovered by Namibian tribesmen on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, the many contours of this captivating specimen are suggestive of shapes both natural and abstract. As a result of its several thousand year residence in the Kalahari, this meteorite acquired a muted earth-tone patina ranging from chocolate to mango. Accompanied by a custom armature, this splendid bird-like evocation will engage from any perspective. 197 x 63 x 69 mm (7.75 x 2.5 x 2.75 inches) and 1518 grams (3.33 pounds).

    Provenance: The Macovich Collection of Meteorites, the world's finest collection of aesthetic iron meteorites.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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