Original Golden Calf From The Ten Commandments
ORIGINAL GOLDEN CALF FROM THE TEN COMMANDMENTS - (Paramount, 1956) This Golden Calf prop was used in the sequence when the former slaves camp at the foot of Mount Sinai and wait as Moses again ascends the mountain. During his absence, the Hebrews lose faith and a small Golden Calf is passed around prior to them building a much larger version as an idol to bear before them on their way back to Egypt, hoping to win Rameses’ forgiveness. This piece from Cecil B. DeMille’s magnum opus is not only an important relic from film history, but also a highly significant piece of biblical iconography. Constructed of cast resin in two pieces consisting of body and headdress of Isis, which are joined and the entire piece painted metallic gold. The hollow statue measures 10 in. long x 10 in tall. Comes from the collection of Academy Award-winning makeup artist Greg Cannom who acquired this piece from an auction featuring pieces from the Estate of Cecil B. DeMille. The headdress has come loose, but remains intact. Overall, Excellent condition.