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An Element Key from Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element. The Element Key was given to humanity by a Mondoshawan in 1914, and passed down through the generations by a secretive order of priests. When a great evil returned to Earth in 2263, the key was carried by the priest Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm), who used it to allow Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) access to a stone chamber, in order to activate the weapon contained within.
This key was made by animatronics designer Terry Jones and served as a back-up on the production. The key comprises three metal blades on the end of a thin metal rod, with a fourth missing. The blades feature an ornate pattern, and the entire key has a bronzed finish and is mounted on a custom-made stand. There are sections at the base of the blades where the soldering is visible, and one of the blades is no longer present. Dimensions: 7 cm x 7 cm x 14.5 cm (2¾" x 2¾" x 5¾")
Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 †Δ
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