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Lot 9: AESTHETIC CAMPO DEL CIELO IRON METEORITE — TABLETOP SCULPTURE FROM OUTER SPACE, Iron coarse octahedrite – IAB-MG Gran Chaco, Argentina

Defined by a central concavity—a fissure that formed as this offering plunged through Earth’s atmosphere—the surface of this meteorite is covered with the telltale thumbprints that result from atmospheric frictional heating. The ridges are smooth and the surface texture is finely stippled. Deceptively dense, this meteorite is blanketed in a gunmetal patina with platinum accents. The convex... read more
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Timed:
07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:11
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Christie's