Alien Egg Prop

Plaster of Paris egg, created by designers H. R. Giger and Michael Seymour, a central prop in the 1986 film Aliens. This egg functions as the iconic image in the poster art for various editions of the film. The original film, Alien tells a nightmarish tale about a demon beast that terrorizes the crew of a space cargo ship, and has spawned a number of film sequels.
Aliens is the second film in the Alien franchise. James Cameron directed this 1986 science-fiction horror film starring Sigourney Weaver, Paul Reiser, and Bill Paxton. This film continues the story of Lt. Ripley and her deep space adventures.
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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
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Gift of Twentieth Century Fox Studio
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National Museum of American History