Skeksis Throne from The Dark Crystal

Description
This Skeksis throne was used during the Skeksis banquet scene in the fantasy film The Dark Crystal directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and released in 1982. The film was made entirely with the use of puppets and features no human actors. In the film, two members of the Gelfling race, Jen and Kira, go on a journey to return a lost shard of the dark crystal in order to defeat the evil Skeksis and restore balance to the planet Thra before it is too late.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1980
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 89 in x 39 1/2 in x 49 in; 226.06 cm x 100.33 cm x 124.46 cm
ID Number
2013.0101.19.01
accession number
2013.0101
catalog number
2013.0101.19.01
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
subject
Dark Crystal
Motion Pictures
Movie
Entertainment, Film
Puppetry
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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