Idol and urn
The Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology museum tour features a wide array of authentic props from the various films.
One truly memorable moment in the Indiana Jones saga occurs during the opening scenes of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," where we find the daring adventurer trying to steal the gold Chachapoyal Fertility Idol above out of a booby-trapped Peruvian temple. Artist Norman Reynolds created the painted plastic prop.
Indiana Jones traded the funerary urn at the bottom to a crime lord for an epic diamond in "Temple of Doom." In the movie, the urn supposedly contains the ashes of Nurhachi, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty.
October 1, 2012 10:44 AM PDT
Photo by: National Geographic, Lucasfilm, X3 Productions, and jfbriere.com
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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