A Carving from a Meteorite of a Human Skull (SOLD)

Probably German

Late 20th Century

This fine representation of a human skull was carved from a dense stony meteorite called chondrite which was formed in a solar nebula from interstellar dust and gas over 4.6 billion years ago. This specimen fell to earth in Morocco in North West Africa.

Literature: For explanation of chondrite - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Height 8 cm (3 in)
Weight 794 grams (1.12lb)

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