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Gibeon Meteorite Skull by Lee Downey

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A hand-crafted sculpture by artist Lee Downey, sculpted of metal from the Gibeon meteorite, formed in the Solar System during pre-historic times and discovered in 1836 in Namibia, Africa. Radiometric dating places the age meteorite at 4 billion years. The skull’s beautiful, other-worldly crystalline lattice, known as a Widmanstätten pattern, is an arrangement of matte and glossy stripes that imitate metal. It takes millions of years for that crystallization to occur, and no environment but the vacuum of space provides such an extended cooling period. Skull weights 182.6 grams. ; Artist: Lee Downey ; Country of Origin: Namibia, Africa ; Issued: 2016.Signed with certificate of authenticity from Lee Downey.



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Gibeon Meteorite Skull by Lee Downey

Estimate $3,500 - $4,500Apr 26, 2018