Tektite

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Object Name: 
Tektite
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
96.7.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4 cm, W: 2.8 cm, Th: 1.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
perhaps about 700000 BC
Credit Line: 
Gift of Christopher Sheppard
Primary Description: 
Very dark brown, appearing black; roughly circular, with plano-convex cross section. Surface is matte to slightly glossy and extensively pitted, especially on flat surface, with pits up to 0.7 cm across.
Provenance: 
Sheppard, Christopher, Former Collection
1996-10-02
Category: 
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2007-04-01 through 2007-10-21
West Bridge Show; traveling to The Gallery at Steuben in 2008 (cancelled 6-2008)