Alien Egg Prop

The mysterious world of science fiction is a major influence in American popular culture, from Superman comics to the various Star Trek TV series. The 1979 movie Alien is a landmark in the tradition of science fiction motion pictures. Telling a nightmarish tale about a demon beast that terrorizes the crew of a space cargo ship, the original has spawned a number of film sequels. This plaster of Paris egg, created by designers H. R. Giger and Michael Seymour, is a central prop in the Alien narrative and functions as the iconic image in the poster art for various editions of the film.
Currently not on view
Object Name
egg prop
Date made
Physical Description
wax/latex (overall material)
metal (overall material)
plaster (overall material)
overall: 153 cm x 65 cm x 65 cm; 60 1/4 in x 25 9/16 in x 25 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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