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An SFX Engineer ampule from Ridley Scott's sci-fi prequel Prometheus. The Prometheus crew found cavernous rooms filled with ampules containing terraforming biochemicals.
This is one of 12 large-sized ampules made for the scenes in which the containers leaked their chemicals. This resin version has internal fluid lines to allow the flow of the black liquid, which runs through a hole at the base. For SFX use, a modified lid with a recessed top allowed for a pool of the fluid to sit while a speaker, previously installed within, animated it harmonically.
Each ampule was intentionally distressed, with black traces of fluid still present down the sides. A standard version of the ampule's lid is included with the piece. Dimensions: 77 cm x 28 cm x 28 cm (30 1/4" x 11" x 11")
Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000 M
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