Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)

Lot # 799 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Light-Up Horus Guard Headpiece

Stock #80528

A Horus guard headpiece from Roland Emmerich's sci-fi film Stargate. Horus guards wore their distinctive armour as they protected the Goa'uld Lord Ra (Jaye Davidson) from the human slaves around the great pyramid on the planet Abydos.

The design was created by Primetime Emmy-nominated costume designer Joseph A. Porro, whose credits also include Independence Day and Tombstone. Inspiring the design of the Jaffa guards in the TV show spin-off Stargate SG-1, the helmets were later repurposed and worn by the guards of Ra's queen Hathor (Suanne Braun) and their son Heru'ur (Douglas Arthurs), most notably in the Season 2 episode "Thor's Chariot".

The headpiece is made of foam rubber with rubber fins behind the head. It has been hand-painted to resemble tarnished and bronzed metals. It features an ornate and intricate pattern of carvings all over, and turquoise vinyl tassels hang down the front. A small metal switch at the base of the neck can be used to illuminate the red lights in the eyes, which are made of polished, transparent resin. Inside is a helmet with foam lining to ensure a comfortable fit. A separate front section, also made of foam rubber, covers the mouth and attaches to the headpiece via Velcro strips. Two handwritten notes inside the helmet read "Stunt B" on pieces of tape, while "A" has been written directly onto the foam rubber. The face piece has "Stunt A" written inside it. The piece has some wear from production use and age. There are scuffs and scratches on the foam, as well as small sections of discolouration. The Velcro strips that hold the face piece to the rest of the item have begun to loosen.

£15,000 - 20,000 M

*Contains electronics; see electronics notice in the Buyer's Guide

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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