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Lot # 848 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Odin's (Anthony Hopkins) Spear "Gungnir"

Stock #104375

Odin's (Anthony Hopkins) spear "Gungnir" from Kenneth Branagh's superhero adventure Thor. Odin used his spear to battle the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, and as king of Asgard it was a symbol of his power. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) armed himself with the spear when he became the acting king, and wielded the weapon against Thor (Chris Hemsworth), before Odin woke from his slumber and used it to save Thor from falling from the Bifrost. Gungnir also made an appearance in sequels Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.

The shaft of the spear is made of hardened rubber with a metal armature to provide rigidity, while the spearhead is made of a slightly more flexible rubber. This indicates that it was used for stunt work, so as not to endanger the actors and stunt performers. The entire spear is covered in gold-coloured paint and features intricate patterns carved into the head and shaft. The spear itself was originally sold in a Marvel auction in 2012 but incorrectly attributed as one wielded by the Asgardian guards.

The spear comes with its own custom-made black acrylic-and-wood display stand, which features the film title. A button at the back of the display can be pressed to illuminate it. The lot features some wear from production use, including some scuffing and scratches on both the shaft and the spearhead. The paintwork has cracked and worn slightly on the spearhead, revealing the darker rubber beneath. Dimensions (spear): 217 cm x 17 cm x 3 cm (85 1/2" x 6 3/4" x 1 1/4"); (display stand): 25 cm x 222 cm x 25 cm (9 3/4" x 87 1/2" x 9 3/4")



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In Norse mythology, Gungnir was fashioned by the dwarves. In the comics it fires energy blasts from the tip and can be summoned to Odin's hand, much like Thor's hammer Mjolnir.

£10,000 - 15,000 M

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

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

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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