This lot will be sold on Wednesday August 26th (day 1 of the auction.) Lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1 (lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
A miniature Ark of the Covenant lid model from Steven Spielberg's adventure film Raiders of the Lost Ark. This lid was created for the shot at the end of the film where it is blown into the sky. Multiple lids were made for the pyrotechnics, and a number were later gifted by production to members of the crew. This lot comes from the collection of visual effects artist Phil Tippett.
This detailed resin lid with two bowing angel figures is painted green and goldtone and applied with goldtone tape. The reverse is unpainted. The lid is in good overall condition with minor wear along the edges and only small bits of gold tape left from age. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 3" x 1 1/2" (11.5 cm x 7.75 cm x 4 cm)
Estimate: $6,000 - 8,000
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.