Lot # 582 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Sonja Klaus Collection: Sacrifice Engineer's (Daniel James) DNA Device and Ceremonial Bowls

Stock #108204

The Sacrifice Engineer's (Daniel James) DNA device and ceremonial bowls from Ridley Scott's sci-fi prequel Prometheus. These come from the personal collection of the film's set decorator Sonja Klaus. The Engineer opened its large metal container at the beginning of the film and drank from the bowl inside. The liquid caused its body to dissolve as it fell into water, its DNA unravelling and reconstituting to bring new life to the dead world.

The lot consists of a large, hand spun metal container with a lid, and two smaller resin bowls. The metal lid is adorned with textured, raised, alien markings. The markings cover approximately two-thirds of the lid. The resin bowls, the larger of which sits inside the metal container, both feature green circles of card so visual effects could be laid on top. The metal container is one of two made for filming (this being a larger scale version) and was designed by set decorator Sonja Klaus and concept artist Paul Catling. The two resin bowls are slightly different sizes. The larger one was designed for the close-up shots of the bowl in the container, and the smaller one for shots of it in the Engineer's hand, to make the hand appear larger. The pieces have very minor wear from production use. Dimensions (metal container): 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm x 9 cm (9 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 3 1/2"); (large bowl): 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm x 5.5 cm (4" x 4" x 2 1/4"); (small bowl): 7 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm (2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/2")

£3,000 - 5,000 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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