Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

Lot # 390 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Grail Tablet

Stock #106582

A Grail tablet from Steven Spielberg's action-adventure sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The Grail tablet was one of two markers left by a group of knights to guide adventurers to the Temple of the Sun, where the Holy Grail was kept under the watchful eye of the Grail Knight (Robert Eddison). It came into the possession of Walter Donovan (Julian Glover), who kept it in his New York City apartment. After Professor Henry Jones' (Sean Connery) disappearance during his search for the second marker, Donovan enlisted Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) to find his missing father, and in turn the Grail. After being shown the Grail tablet in Donovan's home, Indy took a plane to Venice, where he soon discovered the second marker.

The top section of the Grail tablet is missing, lost to the ages, but Indy translated the remaining inscription as "...who drinks the water I shall give him, says the Lord, will have a spring inside him welling up for eternal life. Let them bring me to your holy mountain in the place where you dwell. Across the desert and through the mountains to the Canyon of the Crescent Moon, to the temple where the cup that holds the blood of Jesus Christ resides forever". The text is a mixture of Latin psalms, retranslated scripture and made-up passages.

The tablet is cast in plaster, painted brown to replicate a sandstone finish and intentionally distressed to look ancient. The text is debossed into the tablet, along with the remaining part of the cross. The piece has some wear from production use and age, with some scratching and scuffing to the paintwork, most notably on the back of the tablet. Dimensions: 50 cm x 49 cm x 4.5 cm (19 3/4" x 19 1/4" x 1 3/4")

£20,000 - 30,000 M

Item size - 19.69" x 19.29" x 1.77" (50cm x 49cm x 4.5cm)

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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