Gibeon Meteorite — Extraterrestrial Candy Bowl
Lot 22
Gibeon Meteorite — Extraterrestrial Candy Bowl
Sold for US$ 38,837 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
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 years—see Gibeon Introduction above).

The highly textured exterior surface of this example is wrapped in a natural charcoal to platinum glaze, with the meteorite’s 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)