Alien

Lot # 20 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Kane's (John Hurt) Space Burial Miniature

Stock #109788

A Kane (John Hurt) space burial miniature from Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror Alien. Kane was the first victim of the alien as it burst from his chest during his iconic death scene. After Kane's gory demise, he was given a burial in space, his body jettisoned from the Nostromo's airlock.

To achieve the scene, a miniature airlock set was created, with miniature exteriors of the hulking Nostromo ship. The miniature was then fired out of the airlock, creating the illusion of being sucked into space. These sets, as well as the Nostromo itself, were built by a team at Bray Studios. At least two different scales of this miniature were created for the scene, this being a larger one.

The miniature is made of wood and features hand-painted detailing, including a serial number, patch and plaque just under the head. The piece features metal straps and pins, around which string is laced to give the impression of Kane's body being tightly bound. It has some wear from production use and age. The paint has been stabilised to stop it flaking away, but some small cracks remain. The model is presented on a custom-built display stand with a wooden base and a metal rod inserted into the feet. Dimensions (displayed): 24 cm x 10 cm x 14 cm (9 1/2" x 4" x 5 1/2")

£8,000 - 10,000 M

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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