Gibeon Meteorite Extraterrestrial Candy Bowl
Iron, fine octahedrite
Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia
There are meteorites that contain scoops and there is the rare meteorite that can be best described as a scoop. A large bowl penetrates the mass of the final Gibeon in this offering. This effect is most likely the result of what was initially a pocket created by the loss of an inclusion and terrestrialization (water pooling in the pocket while the meteorite rested at the edge of the Kalahari Desert for thousands of yearssee Gibeon Introduction above).
The highly textured exterior surface of this example is wrapped in a natural charcoal to platinum glaze, with the meteorites flat perimeter delimiting its solitary scoop. A most unusual and decorative example; Macovich Collection provenance.
269 x 238 x 198mm (10.5 x 9.25 x 7.75in) and 30.8 kilos (67.8 pounds)